Linked by Adam S on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 13:05 UTC, submitted by Usman Latif
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems is focusing on Opterons and Solaris x86 for a good reason. Sun has figured out a way to make x86 hardware cheaper than anyone else. Sun is hoping that by leveraging its cost advantages the company will be able to ensure the success of its x86 hardware and Solaris.
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Linux competition -- good!
by Rob on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 14:27 UTC

I don't know if this is a tad naive, but it seems to me that having some open source competition for Linux should be a good thing for Linux, something that most people seem to miss when they're busy slagging off Sun and Solaris. I don't think Sun will fight 'dirty' against Linux (in the same way as Microsoft might, embrace, extrend, distroy etc), and even if they tried this i don't think they's get away with it.

Cheers!
--Rob