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SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM on OpenSolaris: Two's Company, Three's a Crowd

Feb 22, 2005, 16:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

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"Building a successful developer community around a platform takes an enormous amount of time, money and effort. How has Sun prepared to build up this idea of a community around Solaris?

"Stacey Quandt: Since Sun rediscovered the value of Solaris on x86 and x86- 64-bit platforms it has invested in hardware certification, engineering efforts with key partners such as AMD and released Solaris under an open source license. The open Solaris community is comprised of users in research, government and other vertical market segments and shares similarities with the early adopters of Linux. The maturity of Solaris and the availability to deploy it on AMD Opteron systems will appeal to users seeking performance characteristics unavailable with Linux and the economics of a commodity platform..."

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