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Sun to Reveal Cobalt Strategy Tomorrow, Answer Linux Strategy Questions

Jan 16, 2001, 20:10 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

By Brian Proffitt

Last September, Sun Microsystems was poised to replace Linux on Sun's soon-to-be-acquired Cobalt Server appliances with its own Solaris operating system. But some preliminary information coming out before a press conference scheduled for tomorrow is revealing that Linux is not out of the Cobalt picture yet.

Tomorrow's press conference is a vehicle to announce the launch of Sun's latest server appliances, which will include a Linux-based Raq server. This runs counter to statements made by Sun and its internal Solaris group late last year, which clearly indicated Sun's desire to shift to the Solaris OS on the Cobalt servers.

No reason has been given for this change of heart, but early reports have cited developer's unwillingness to use Solaris, citing it as a potential roadblock to creating application-specific servers.

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