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LinuxWorld: Sun and Solaris and Linux Just One Happy Family, Says Sun's Schwartz

Nov 16, 2004, 02:30 (5 Talkback[s])

"Scott McNealy one famously said, 'We're down to three'--a reference to the fact that the enterprise software world was now a race with only three horses, his own company Sun Microsystems, Sun's arch-rival IBM, and then the 600-pound gorilla of Redmond, Microsoft.

"McNealy's No. 2, Jonathan Schwartz, has had a similar epiphany it seems. Only in Schwartz's case, it's down not to three companies but to three operating systems: Windows, Linux... and Sun's own industrial-strength OS, Solaris, which it is today declaring free to download for commercial use..."

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