Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Oct 2005 19:13 UTC
Google Google chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt will sit down with Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy on Tuesday morning to outline a collaborative effort between the two companies. It's not clear what the partnership will entail, but Sun has already begun to hype the event. More about this here.
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New OS....
by suryad on Mon 3rd Oct 2005 19:54 UTC
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2005-07-09

...based on Solaris anyone? Google makes it as userfriendly and as awesome as all their products are right now...google talk, google search, etc etc...based on Solaris which is a badass OS anyway.

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RE: New OS....
by LB06 on Mon 3rd Oct 2005 21:17 in reply to "New OS...."
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2005-07-06

Do not forget that there are only relatively few drivers for (Open)Solaris. This is crucial for a satisfying desktop experience.

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RE[2]: New OS....
by on Mon 3rd Oct 2005 21:50 in reply to "RE: New OS...."
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You must be joking - tons of opensolaris drivers out there now. Old tapes... and way, way more stable a driver base than the equivalent Linux collection.

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RE[2]: New OS....
by on Mon 3rd Oct 2005 21:51 in reply to "RE: New OS...."
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Do not forget that there are only relatively few drivers for (Open)Solaris. This is crucial for a satisfying desktop experience.

Solaris (Open Solaris or not) is an excellent server OS. It's not designed for interactive desktop use, though. (Ex: the conservative emphasis on not caching disk writes so as to eliminate any necessity for data recovery that might not suceed, for example.)

I'm not saying Solaris will not be proposed for the desktop, though it is not a great choice for that. One of the BSDs or a Linux distro would be a better choice as all of the same apps will work and these systems are more tuned by default to work as both servers and client systems.

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RE[2]: New OS....
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Oct 2005 07:09 in reply to "RE: New OS...."
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Funny that you don't see the blatently obvious thing that SUN is trying to push; don't you remember the @Home programme where by SUN employees are given a SunRay appliance, connect it up to a cable modem or ADSL connection, and remotely access resources on SUN computers?

Whose to say that SUN and Google won't team up on something similar; Google has already bought up large amounts of backbone infrastructure; it would make perfect sense having a large distributed network and selling desktop access.

End users would get all they need for set fee; they wouldn't have to worry about all the hassles with maintaining their own computer, installing software etc. and SUN would get a great partner with a well known name - heck, it might end up being called a Google Computer.

As for the grid computing/utilitiy computing, there is another avenue that would marry up, again, the large infrascture buy ups and the extra capacity to team with SUN to provide on demand computing for corporate clients.

There are a number of difference avenues out there, it isn't just a 'desktop search plus Solaris for the desktop' - first and foremost SUN want to see their technology put to use to demonstrate to those beyond their core customer base, that SUN is ontrack, and focusing on the bigger picture besides a few niche markets.

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RE: New OS....
by on Tue 4th Oct 2005 07:19 in reply to "New OS...."
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I fail to see what's awsome about Google Talk. Gaim has a lot more functionality without loosing its simpllicity.

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RE[2]: New OS....
by kaiwai on Tue 4th Oct 2005 07:38 in reply to "RE: New OS...."
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Do you know what Google Talk even is? take a page from the clue book; it is a service offered by Google that relies on the open Jabber protocol - I don't know about you, but it feels great knowing I can use what ever client I wish, without experience problems because the master of the messenging service has a bee in their bonnet over third party messenger software.

All google need to do is get their Google Mail available for more people, and hopefully with a good marketing push, we'll see people ask, "got a Googletalk contact?!"

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