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ZDNet: Sun fights Linux, WinNT with 'free Solaris'

Jan 25, 2000, 17:18 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deborah Gage)

"Sun is expected to make its 'free Solaris' campaign the centerpiece of its Solaris 8 unveiling, which takes place this Wednesday in New York City. At that event, Sun also is expected to announce it will open up access to Solaris 8 source code."

"Microsoft's not Sun's only worry. Sun must fend off growing encroachments by Linux, which not only is free but also is becoming more robust with help from Sun competitors IBM Corp., Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co."

"Sun President Ed Zander told financial analysts last week that Sun will never adopt Linux as its operating system but will instead 'put every ounce of R&D we have into Solaris.'

'It amazes me to watch IBM and all those other companies chase Linux the way they did Windows NT five years ago,' Zander said."

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