Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Nov 2002 09:24 UTC
Oracle and SUN This past year has been a breakthrough for Sun for both their Linux and Solaris products. The most intriguing news of all is possibly the challenge Sun poses to Microsoft with their Desktop Initiative announced a couple of months ago. We spoke to Bill Moffitt, Product Line Manager of the Solaris Lifecycle, about Linux, the desktop and Solaris. Update: Bill Moffitt replies on our forums.
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by mario on Tue 19th Nov 2002 14:04 UTC

Eugenia: Nice, interesting article! But I do wonder what will be of x86 Solaris. It's very peculiar that Sun would continue developing it. OTOH, maybe they calculated the number of paying customers and came up with a profitable model, who knows.

Rajan r sez: Becuase in 5-10 years, looking at Sun's and Linux's pace, Sun's competitive egde would be watered down.

5-10 years? Who the heck are you to be able to see 5 or 10 years forward? Not to mention that your comment about Sun's and Linux's pace is crap: Solaris development has progressed about as fast as Linux had, so the margin that Solaris holds is still huge. And Solaris is supported on some pretty interesting hardware, like the new WildCAt interconnect technology, LOM and OpenBoot. Well, of course, OpenBoot being open, could be supported by Linux, too, but then there's that margin that I talked about...