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ZDNet UK: Sun considers ditching Linux [on Cobalt server appliances]

Sep 29, 2000, 15:23 (23 Talkback[s])
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"Last week, senior Sun executives said that although the firm's strategy with Cobalt has not been decided, they were leaning toward replacing Linux with a version of Solaris that is optimised for appliances. An appliance-specific version of Solaris is already under development, said Andy Ingram, senior vice president for Solaris."

"Cobalt's [devices] are true appliances," Ingram said. "You do not care about the operating system. If we were to convert these over to Solaris, the end-user wouldn't care. We don't have the energy to drive two operating systems."

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