"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