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CNET News: 'Open Source Solaris' to Debut This Year

Sep 14, 2004, 16:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems will create an open-source project around its Solaris 10 operating system by the end of the year, company executives said Monday.

"Through the initiative, Sun engineers, partners and other programmers will be able to contribute to the development of the Unix operating system. Sun is testing the program right now with customers and will finalize it by the end of the year, according to Mark McClain, Sun's vice president of software marketing. Sun discussed its open-source plans at a Solaris 10 briefing with press and analysts at the company's Burlington, Mass., offices. The new operating system will be faster and more resilient to hardware and software errors..."

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