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PC Week: Sun asks IBM to preload Solaris

“Linux is creating lots of havoc in the operating system world.
So much so, in fact, that Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy has
asked IBM to preload the “Solaris on Intel kernel” on every IBM
NetFinity server the company ships, according to Jul Soria, IBM’s
worldwide manager of alliance development.”

“And in an unusual turn of events, IBM actually is “examining
the business case” for Solaris on Intel, although an IBM spokesman
for NetFinity says there is “no way” IBM will preload Solaris on
its PC servers.”

“Coincidentally, IBM this week will announce worldwide support
on NetFinity servers for Linux, the spokesman said.”


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