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Computerworld.NZ: Sun Linux Move 'Not Defensive'

Aug 23, 2002, 16:00 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anthony Doesburg)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Sun's release of a Linux server at LinuxWorld in San Francisco last week shouldn't be seen as a defensive move, says the company's Asia-Pacific head.

"Jay Puri, who was paying a visit to New Zealand agent SolNet and local customers, says Linux on the company's new LX50 Intel server is a 'low-cost entry into the Sun family'. As well as Linux, Sun is releasing Solaris on the LX50, which reverses a decision made at the start of the year.

"'It's a very natural thing for us to offer both,' says Puri, adding that there will be no price difference between the two. LX50 pricing starts at [NZ]$6450, excluding GST..."

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