TechWeb: Solaris Beta Previews Battle With Win 2000

“A day after Microsoft detailed pricing for Windows 2000, rival
operating systems developer Sun Microsystems shot back on Tuesday
with an inexpensive promotional preview program for Solaris 8.”

“For $20, Sun’s Early Access Program lets users preview Sun’s
high-end Unix system. Included in the package are beta software, a
license, documentation, and other tools. Available for Sparc and
Intel systems, Solaris 8 will ship in February, the same month Win
2000 is scheduled to hit store shelves….”

“Sun also launched a broadside at the application upgrades
required by Win 2000, saying existing Solaris applications are
already compatible with Solaris 8 software. Sun’s certification
tool, AppCert, also helps assure compatibility.


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