CNET News: Sun to Announce Leap into Linux
Aug 05, 2002, 23:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems will overhaul two major components of its
low-end server strategy later this month, introducing new low-end
systems and detailing support for the Linux operating system.
"Santa Clara, Calif.-based Sun specializes in servers,
higher-end networked machines that run 24 hours a day handling
chores such as delivering e-mail or recording credit card charges.
Sun's continued support for its lower-end servers isn't necessarily
a new competitive strategy for the company; however, the
incorporation of Linux represents the first time Sun has supported
another operating system besides its own Solaris version of
"The new servers will pack two processors into a single
1.75-inch-thick enclosure about the size of a pizza box, a first
for Sun in its efforts to pack more computing power into less
space. Later this year, Sun is expected to take the next step,
introducing super-thin 'blade' servers stacked in a single
enclosure, similar to books in a bookshelf..."