IT-Director: Sun to be Number 1 in Linux
Oct 19, 2000, 13:37 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The first take on this is that it is the appliance market that
is of interest to Sun. It has not really found its own way into
this market and so it makes some sense for it to buy its way in
rather than invest similar amounts of money on a development
programme that would get it to the same point several years later.
The question that arises is whether Sun will adopt Cobalt's Linux
approach as it stands today or whether it will take the opportunity
to extend its existing technologies down to appliances."
"Opinion on this matter seems to be divided with some
commentators believing that Sun will scrap the Linux and AMD
processor in favour of its own Solaris and UltraSparc products.
Others take McNealy at his word – he says that Linux is the
same as Unix - and believe that when he says that Sun will be
number 1 in Linux that he is committing the company to long-term
use of the technology."
"It would be nice to see Sun develop and market a Linux
alternative to its Solaris environment but that would take it into
areas of business where it has little expertise today. Perhaps the
Cobalt acquisition is the first step along that line."
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(Oct 18, 2000)
- TechWeb: New Role For Sun: Linux Booster?(Oct 18, 2000)
- TechWeb: This Java Won't Stain Your Upholstery; Sun/GM Java Platform for In-car Computing(Oct 17, 2000)
- InfoWorld: Sun's release of StarOffice package does not include online StarPortal version(Oct 16, 2000)
- ZDNet: Is StarOffice Sun's "Survivor"?(Oct 16, 2000)
- ZDNet UK: Sun StarOffice: Open source for the masses(Oct 13, 2000)
- ZDNet UK: Sun considers ditching Linux [on Cobalt server appliances](Sep 29, 2000)
- In Context: Sun's "Linux Strategy" -- What Is It?(Sep 28, 2000)
- eWeek: Sun snaps up Cobalt Networks for $2B(Sep 19, 2000)
- LinuxGram: Sun Finds & Exploits Hole in the Precious GPL(Sep 15, 2000)
- Techweb: Sun Needs To Warm Up To Linux, Analyst Says(Sep 06, 2000)
- CNET News.com: A kinder, gentler [Sun CEO] McNealy? Don't count on it(Sep 02, 2000)
- Smart Partner: Will Linux Group Burn Sun? - The OSDL may have a hidden agenda against Solaris(Aug 31, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Sun helps Linux go global(Aug 30, 2000)
- ZDNet: Is Sun really Public Enemy No. 1?(Aug 24, 2000)
- Smart Partner: Sun Cranks Up The Heat [on Microsoft .NET](Aug 22, 2000)