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internetnews.com: Sun Bundles x86 Solaris Systems for a Song

Apr 19, 2004, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"Sun Microsystems launched a handful of initiatives Monday designed to promote its talent to run Solaris on x86 systems.

"The company is trying to build on its install base of Solaris deployments, which are popular in the telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, and government sectors, but have experienced increased competition from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and enterprise Linux offerings from Red Hat or SUSE.

"During financial statements last week, Sun COO Jonathan Schwartz pointed to Solaris for AMD's Opteron, Intel's Xeon and SPARC processors; the Java platform; and the 64-bit platform, as 'some of the industry's most important assets...'"

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