"Sun Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW)
may focus most of its attention on its proprietary UNIX, Solaris,
but with customer demand for Linux support spiking, the company
revealed Monday that it will provide a new Linux version of its
iPlanet Application Server software.
"Over the past year, we have seen increased demand among our
customer base for Linux support," said Wes Wasson, vice president
of iPlanet product marketing at Sun. "While most customers are
continuing to deploy on the Solaris OE (operating environment)
platform, they are developing on multiple platforms and we are
committed to providing the robust, open foundation they need to
build applications and services on demand. Coupled with Forte For
Java Enterprise Edition, Sun will soon offer open source developers
a compelling and comprehensive end-to-end Linux development
environment that enables developers to easily build, test and debug
robust services on demand and J2EE applications."