Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 21:46 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris In an effort to spur adoption of Solaris, Sun has begun a project code-named Indiana to try to give its operating system some of the trappings of Linux. The project is one of the items on the to-do list of Ian Murdock, founder of the Debian version of Linux and, as of March, Sun's chief operating systems officer. Though he wouldn't confirm the name of the project, Murdock - who's from Indiana - discussed the project's essence at the JavaOne conference here Monday, and Sun spokesman Russ Castronovo confirmed the name.
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RE: Too late I think
by ormandj on Thu 10th May 2007 02:22 UTC in reply to "Too late I think"
ormandj
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2005-10-09

While I agree this would be very "cool" (and Apple seems to be "borrowing" from Sun) - I'm not sure a partnership will occur. I sure would love to see one, though. Using Solaris as the underlying OS beneath the OSX GUI would make OSX one heck of a beast. It'd solve all the server-side problems they're having in terms of performance, that's for sure.

Unfortunately, I don't think I'll live to see the day of "Snapple". ;)

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RE[2]: Too late I think
by asupcb on Thu 10th May 2007 02:45 in reply to "RE: Too late I think"
asupcb Member since:
2005-11-10

There's always Mac OS XI (11). They could go fully 64-bit, adopt full virtualization capability and adopt the open-source Solaris kernel and userland plus a new Aqau desktop interface. They could also probably keep compatibility with at least Mac OS 10.X Intel tech and software or just fully virtualize a Mac OS X environment within Mac OS 11 plus maybe even Mac OS 9 if they really wanted to for some reason.

We can always dream of a Snapple OS:)

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