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LinuxPlanet: Sun Gives Red Hat, Novell Their Niagara Marching Orders

Dec 09, 2005, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"Sun Microsystems is 'talking publicly' this week with both Red Hat and Novell SuSE about doing native ports of their respective Linux distributions to the high-powered and relatively low-priced RISC-based T1000 and T2000 Fire Servers rolled out in New York on Tuesday.

"'But when I say 'talking publicly,' I mean we are talking to them through you,' Mike Splain, chief technologist in Sun's Scalable Systems Group, in a meeting with LinuxPlanet at Sun's full-day dog-and-pony show in Manhattan.

"'We want Red Hat and SuSE to do native ports,' Splain told LinuxPlanet..."

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