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The Register: Post Red Hat Knock-Off, Sun Still Plans Own Linux

Aug 19, 2002, 16:00 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"Sun Microsystems Inc has maintained that it will be developing its own extensions to the Linux operating system after confirming suggestions that its recently released Sun Linux 5.0 distribution is based almost entirely on Red Hat Inc's Linux 7.2...

"Announcing its plans to introduce its first general purpose Linux server back in February, Santa Clara, California-based Sun said that it would be developing its own Linux distribution and including technologies from its own Solaris version of Unix to bolster Linux's reliability and stability.

"However, with the release of Sun Linux 5.0 this week, it was clear that its development was not entirely Sun's own work. The company's own developer resources describe Sun Linux 5.0 as 'highly compatible with Red Hat Linux 7.2' and describes the differences between the two as RPM package manager versions and installer functions..."

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