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ComputerWorld: Sun to adopt Eazel desktop for Solaris operating system

Dec 19, 2000, 22:33 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

Open-source desktop software vendor Eazel Inc. has tied the knot with Sun Microsystems Inc. to provide its easier-to-use Nautilus desktop for Sun's Solaris Unix-based operating system."

"This is the second major partnering announcement made this month by Mountain View, Calif.-based Eazel. A similar agreement was announced earlier with Dell Computer Corp. to load Nautilus onto all of that company's Linux-equipped desktop and laptop PCs (see story). Dell also invested an undisclosed amount of money in Eazel...."

"I think what Sun is trying to do at this point is find a way to wrap themselves up in the marketing glory of open-source software without committing to it at any deep level," Kusnetzky said."

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