So what exactly are Sun’s plans? While precise details remain close to Sun’s chest, it is clear that the company is planning to assemble a suite of both open source and proprietary software products with which to go head to head with Microsoft. Some of these, such as the MySQL open source database, Sendmail messaging software, Samba file and print software, Apache web server, Mozilla browser, and Gnome desktop, have already been discussed by Sun executives. Our Take: At LinuxWorld, I saw their default configuration of Gnome 2 on Solaris. It looked pretty bad, while their X server did not even support AA. I don’t think they are going anywhere to “assault” Microsoft. They might “assault” some other Unix or even Linux vendors, but their game will stop there.