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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Sun's real motive? To kill Linux of course
by Red Pill on Tue 19th Nov 2002 15:00 UTC

Longterm what is really trying to do is to kill Linux. This new upstart OS is a bigger threat to their company than Microsoft. Cheap "Unix" hardware with free/low-cost software. That's a death blow. And that is why Sun is continuing Solaris for X86. So there is something else other than Linux that runs on cheap Intel hardware.

First, Sun will get Java wormed all the way into Linux... and then have people write Java apps... and then Sun can switch them over to Solaris X86 or Solaris SPARC. Which is why Solaris will be Linux Standard Base (LSB) compatible. Ease of porting.

Sun is no friend of Linux. That is why there was the statement about not "hijacking" the kernel.

The Linux community needs to get Sun far and away from anything to do with Linux. They are a worse evil than Microsoft when it comes to the future of Linux.