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LinuxToday.com.au: Will We Be Sun-Lite?

Oct 02, 2000, 17:16 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Bennett)

[ Thanks to renai43 for this link. ]

"If the analysts at Meta Group are correct, Sun Microsystem's expensive acquisition of Cobalt Networks may be a further step in a sophisticated play that both neutralises Linux as a direct threat and increases pressure on Microsoft."

"My take is that Sun is moving to position its own Solaris operating system and high-end server products as the next step for Linux users looking to move upscale. In effect, it's a strategy that will position Linux as a 'lite' version of Solaris."

"Cobalt Networks is a funky little outfit - motto 'connecting the dots' - that makes server appliances. These are low cost, off-the-shelf servers that allow non-technical organizations to get a web site - or any other online or intranet presence - up and running with the minimum of fuss. Historically Cobal"If the analysts at Meta Group are correct, Sun Microsystem's expensive acquisition of Cobalt Networks may be a further step in a sophisticated play that both neutralises Linux as a direct threat and increases pressure on Microsoft."

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