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FreeOS.com: Sun shines on Linux too

Jan 24, 2001, 08:05 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Prakash Advani)

[ Thanks to Trevor Warren for this link. ]

"Herb Hinstorff currently heads Sun's program office for Linux and Open Source. In this interview he talks about what Sun is doing for the Linux and the Open Source community. Also touched upon is the issue of Java being open-sourced and the release of Solaris code."

"How does Sun perceive Linux? As competition or does Linux compliment Sun?

"We really think Linux is a good thing. The combination of Linux and the Internet have changed things completely. Linux and the Internet fill a whole new growth and space of Unix. From a user's perspective Linux is Unix, just as BSD is Unix and we basically grew up on BSD."

"We are working on compatibility environments for Solaris and Linux. This is to make sure there is a common user experience for the end-user and the developer. The user gets one interface whether he is in Linux or in Solaris. We have done this because we hear that from people every day. Linux and Solaris are quite compatible today and we are going to provide even more consistency by providing layers of API compatibility into Solaris."

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