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Fool.com: Sun to Pull Back Shade on Solaris

Oct 01, 1999, 18:12 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard McCaffery)

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"Network computing products and services provider Sun Microsystems...plans to freely release the source code for its proprietary Solaris operating system to catch the rising tide spurred by Linux, an industry-sweeping operating system free to all users..."

"The company hopes releasing Solaris' code will spur greater use of the system and encourage developers to design new applications, much the same way developers have improved and added features to Linux..."

"What does this mean for investors? Hopefully innovation, competition, and opportunity."

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