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 is in transition
by Paul Hubert on Tue 19th Nov 2002 19:21 UTC

Not unlike IBM entering the 90's, Sun is in the middle of a transition dealing with today's competitive realities which include the Linux incursion into the proprietary UNIX space.

Though Sun says it will not contribute Solaris code to the Linux kernel, I think they will be VERY hard-pressed to maintain the Solaris competitive edge vs. commodity Linux solutions from other vendors.

Caldera is also swimming against the stream.

Re-inventing onesself as a company is a difficult undertaking. Sun is doing some intelligent things with the options it has. I wish them well. I wish ANY alternative to Microsoft VERY well!!