searchEnterpriseLinux: Exec Says Sun is a Linux Believer
Apr 04, 2003, 11:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"The perception that Sun Microsystems Inc. is a reluctant
supporter of Linux is just plain wrong, according to Jack O'Brien,
Sun's group manager for Linux strategy and marketing. Sun's Linux
operating system for Intel x86 servers is an integral part of Sun's
mix-and-match platform strategy, he said. With Linux and the
different versions of Solaris, Sun offers users many choices of
architectures. In this interview with SearchEnterpriseLinux.com,
O'Brien describes how IT shops can mix and match their Linux- and
Solaris-based servers, when to choose one and not the other, and
why the popularity of Linux will continue to increase.
"Why does the perception exist that Sun has been
reluctant to adopt Linux?
"O'Brien: It's just that we didn't have any
products. We view 2002 as our entry into the Linux and Solaris
(Solaris x86 Platform Edition) for the x86 market, and 2003 as our
expansion phase there..."