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NY Times: Sun Plans to Start Shipping Operating System Next Month

Jan 27, 2000, 15:29 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Moving to maintain its hold on the Internet, Sun Microsystems Inc. said today that Solaris 8, the latest version of its operating system, would ship on Feb. 28...."

"Chris LeToq, an analyst with the Gartner Group, said: "Sun understands very clearly what they're driving at, and it's owning the high-reliability service space. What Sun is saying, and I believe them, is the requirements for that kind of server are moving up even as we speak...."

"Analysts predicted that the move would have little impact on Linux users and that developers would more likely be held back by the cost of purchasing a Sun workstation than by the cost of a software license for developing programs that run on Solaris."

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