"Sun Microsystems will move its Solaris operating system two
steps in the direction of Linux, cutting its price and making it
easier to scrutinize the software's blueprints, the company will
"Solaris 7 costs about $695 for commercial use, but the upcoming
Solaris 8 will be free--except for a $75 fee to cover the cost of
several bundled software applications, according to Sun vice
president of Solaris Anil Gadre. In addition, users will be
able to modify the innards of Solaris without permission from Sun,
though there will be restrictions on commercial products using such
"Included in the $75 bundle will be several e-commerce software
packages from the Sun-Netscape Alliance, Gadre said. Also bundled
will be the free Sendmail email software and Apache Web server
software, as well as a copy of Oracle 8i database that may be used
only for research and development purposes."
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