eWEEK: In Reversal, Sun to Ship $99 Solaris 9 x86
Oct 04, 2002, 16:00 (17 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems Inc. on Friday will announce plans to release
an unbundled version of the Solaris 9 operating environment for
non-Sun x86 hardware for $99 for a single CPU system...
"John Loiacono, vice president of the operating platforms group
at Sun, told eWeek in an interview Thursday that the company
remained fully committed to supporting the Solaris x86 platform
going forward, which supports both Sun and non-Sun hardware.
"Sun will also work with the community to provide the
compatibility test suite it used internally, and was considering
opening up the code for the [test suite] product to the open source
community sometime in the future..."