"Sun Microsystems unveiled Solaris 8 operating system Wednesday
during a New York press conference and announced that the OS will
ship in early March."
"Sun officials touted the forthcoming OS release as historical,
with President and Chief Operating Officer Ed Zander proclaiming,
"there is no Unix marketplace anymore. It's a Solaris
marketplace," and insisting, "this is the platform to bet your
future company on...."
"Sun also announced that it will not charge licensing fees for
Solaris 8, and that it will offer free access to Solaris source and
end-user binary code. While the software and co-packaged code will
be free, Sun is charging a $75 media fee that covers receiving the
OS in 10 languages and a companion CD."
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