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TechWeb: Solaris Source Project Not Aimed At Linux

Oct 04, 1999, 20:37 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mo Krochmal)

"The hardware and software giant, while confirming it will release the source code to Solaris, its implementation of the Unix OS, said it is not trying to destroy the growth of the Linux OS."

"Linux may have compatibility challenges down the road, but any adoption of Linux is an adoption of a technology that is closer to Sun's technology," said George Paolini, vice president of marketing for Sun, speaking at the Intershop summit in New York on Monday."

"Some analysts estimate the Linux OS is installed on 10 million computers. Sun is the leader in the Unix market with 30 percent of overall Unix server units sold in 1998, up from 9.6 percent in 1996, according to market research company Dataquest, in San Jose, Calif."

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