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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..."

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