"The positioning of Linux within the House of Solaris seems to
be one of quiet avoidance: if you ignore the operating system
completely, then the mentioning of the "L" word will never
"Sun Microsystems and its new Cobalt division announced today
the first new line of Cobalt server appliances since Sun's
acquisition of Cobalt last December. Though preliminary information
about the press conference hinted at the inclusion of Linux within
the Sun/Cobalt server strategy, Sun executives went out of their
way to de-emphasize Linux's presence on the Cobalt devices...."
"One executive who was conspicuously quiet about any operating
system during his presentation was Steve DeWitt, former President
of Cobalt Networks and now Vice President and General Manager of
Server Appliances at Sun. Though Linux is a part of the operating
system strategy for the Cobalt server appliance devices, no mention
was made of its presence, or any operating system, in regards to
the Cobalt product line."
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