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CNET News.com: Sun's revised Solaris defends against Linux, Windows 2000

Jan 24, 2000, 15:22 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Among the debut's highlights will be Sun's adoption of some Linux principles, according to people familiar with the company's plans. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based computer maker will eliminate licensing fees and make its "source code," or underlying programming instructions, available to customers, these people said."

"Such steps would mark a new stage in Sun's love-hate relationship with Linux. The upstart operating system has helped Sun attack Microsoft at the same time as it has helped rivals encroach on the low end of Sun's turf...."

"But Sun chief operating officer Ed Zander made it clear in a conference call last week that the company isn't particularly interested in Linux. "Solaris is a better product, period," he said."

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