TechWeb: New Role For Sun: Linux Booster?
Oct 18, 2000, 07:57 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barbara Darrow)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Sun Microsystems Inc., which built its name on microprocessors
and the Solaris operating system, has irked open source code fans
with an apparently ambivalent attitude toward Linux. But, with its
planned acquisition of Cobalt Networks Inc., Mountain View, Calif.,
and the fact that much of its middleware is available for Linux,
the company will be a Linux power, Sun chairman Scott McNealy said
"I think we'll be the No. 1 Linux company," McNealy said at
the Gartner Symposium/Itxpo. "Despite what they say, Linux is Unix
and Sun is the biggest and best Unix company."
"We'll be number one in Linux by a long shot," he continued.
"I'll challenge our Linux experience against Red Hat any day."
- LinuxPR: Sun Microsystems Announces Availability of StarOffice Source Code On OpenOffice.org(Oct 16, 2000)
- LinuxToday.com.au: Will We Be Sun-Lite?(Oct 02, 2000)
- ZDNet UK: Sun considers ditching Linux [on Cobalt server appliances](Sep 29, 2000)
- In Context: Sun's "Linux Strategy" -- What Is It?(Sep 28, 2000)
- Sun.com: Sun Grid Engine 5.2 Software [Linux port in progress](Sep 28, 2000)
- Techweb: Sun Needs To Warm Up To Linux, Analyst Says(Sep 06, 2000)
- LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Brilliant Disguise: Sun to Release StarOffice under GPL(Aug 07, 2000)
- LinuxProgramming: New Java-on-Linux Releases from Sun(Jun 29, 2000)
- Wired: Sun Never Sets on Linux(Apr 12, 2000)