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CNET News: Torvalds: A Solaris Skeptic

Dec 21, 2004, 14:30 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"When Linus Torvalds successfully harnessed the talent of thousands of programmers to create Linux, the operating system that arguably suffered most was Sun Microsystems' Solaris.

"Now Torvalds and his allies face a new side of that old competitor. Sun has turned Solaris into an open-source project. The company also is building its own community of programmers around Solaris, while promoting the operating system's deployment on the widely used computers with x86 processors, such as Intel's Xeon..."

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