NewsBytes: Oracle, Sun Take OS Out Of Computers

“Oracle Corp… and Sun Microsystems Inc… held a press
conference this morning to announce they have teamed to build new
computers that will not utilize a traditional operating system

“Under the partnership, Oracle will use the Sun Solaris core
with the Oracle8i Internet database for its upcoming database
server appliance, code-named Raw Iron.”

Earlier reports speculated that Linux and several other free
OSes were being considered for the “Raw Iron” kernel.