Sun Microsystems Inc. and SuSE Linux A.G. have entered into a global alliance that calls for Sun to preinstall SuSE Linux’s Enterprise Server 8 on its commodity x86 hardware systems, while SuSE becomes a Java 2 Standard Edition source licensee and will distribute Sun’s Java Virtual Machine with all its Linux products, the two companies announced Thursday.
Sun, SuSE Make Java/Linux Pact
2003-07-31 Java 10 Comments
Don’t SuSE already bundle Java with their Linux distribution?
I don’t use any commercial distribution, but I’d certainly expect some minimum software if I actually _pay_ for a open source system, like an office package (AFAIK included in all major distros), multimedia tools (for mp3 and video, e.g. mplayer; Redhat, do you listen??), well, and a browser with integrated JVM and a JRE, to say the least…
There’s still waaay to go for the mainstream systems to make Linux more popular!
McNealy: “Don’t Touch” Linux Without Legal Guarantees
…oh what irony, Mr McNealy. Don’t you think so?
Eugenia, now would surely be a good time for an interview
with some Sun person. Fun thing, heheh. (Despite their making
OSS bad, which isn’t all _that_ funny).
I am leaving for vacations soon, I won’t be contributing all that much for the coming month, only occasionally.
Umm, it is, but this is a license to do it, and also for source code etc it would appear… try reading the article before commenting next time…
…join them. But Mr. McNealy doesn’t fully understand that.
Suse …will distribute Sun’s Java Virtual Machine with all its Linux products
Suse runs on PPC. Since Sun has shown a lack of enthusiasm to release/support an official 1.4.2 port to PPC, will Suse port it to new architecture(s)?
Or is this just another hyped announcement to bundle a SUSE-enhanced binary rpm on x86?
What it could actually mean is that their mainframe port of Linux *could* come pre-bundled with Java, meaning, one could have one heck of a mainframe setup as an eCommerce store serving millions without the need to have a big and complex array of clusters and crap.
IBM have released their 1.4.1 SDK and JRE for Linux on zSeries 64 bit
So, there’s this deal, and then there’s this bluster in England about “Don’t touch Linux without legal guarantees.”
I wish I had a time machine, so I could be around when “business” is over with. I’m getting damn sick of it.
Whats going on? SuSe in many ways can be considered an extension of IBM. SuSE is a private company but when it was in trouble facing bankruptcy a couple of years back IBM put a lot of money in it to bail it out and had Richard Seibt a long standing IBM Germany executive parachuted in as CEO. The whole SCO lawsuit can in many ways be seen as attack on both IBM and Linux by Microsoft and Sun who have put up the money by buying “licenses” to finance SCO’s action.
McNaly’s recent attack on the legal safety of using Linux seems to confirm this. But now the Sun – Suse global alliance? This must have something very complicated to do with Java and the Sun IBM struggle to be dominant over this technology that is central to both their strategies. Any ideas anyone.