Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Apr 2006 20:59 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Oracle and SUN "Perhaps the changing of the guard at Sun Microsystems was no shock to some. Now pundits can dish over whether or not it will be the start of a new era at Sun - and one that might mean more collaboration with Microsoft."
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RE[2]: I believe so
by Jody on Wed 26th Apr 2006 23:18 UTC in reply to "RE: I believe so"
Jody
Member since:
2005-06-30

"sun is offering ms windows on sun x86 machines for quite a long time. and they offer paid support for it too."

This is not really true. They offer Windows on Workstations, but not on servers.

For their Sun Fire (AMD) servers you may select Solaris, SUSE, or RHEL.

Source: http://store.sun.com/CMTemplate/CEServlet?process=SunStore&cmdStart...

Their x86 servers are certified to work with Windows but this is not the same thing as offering (or supporting) it.

Edited 2006-04-26 23:23

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RE[3]: I believe so
by kamil_chatrnuch on Thu 27th Apr 2006 08:33 in reply to "RE[2]: I believe so"
kamil_chatrnuch Member since:
2005-07-07

as for support [servers & workstations]:

http://www.sun.com/service/serviceplans/windows/

as for windows for the workstations, you have to ask for it [normally solaris comes preinstalled]:

http://www.sun.com/desktop/workstation_comparison.html

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