LinuxPlanet: Sun's McNealy: We've Been Through This (Linux ISV) Movie
Apr 09, 2003, 13:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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"'We've been through this movie,' Sun CEO Scott McNealy said
today, about his company's recent decision not to move ahead with a
previously announced Sun-branded Linux distribution. Future
X86-based versions of two-processor 'Enchillada' servers, rolled
out on Sparc hardware at Sun's Q2 press conference, will run a
choice of either Solaris or any of a number of flavors of
"In explaining Sun's retrenchment on the Sun-branded Linux,
McNealy pointed to ISVs' lack of desire to rewrite applications for
multiple distributions. OS distributions already out there include
RedHat, UnitedLinux, SuSE, and a 'distribution for telecom,'
according to McNealy, possibly referring to the MontaVista Carrier
Grade Linux distribution.
"'IBM doesn't do its own (Linux) distribution,' McNealy
observed. 'We'll stick (with what we do.) We think we can add value
with the SunOne stack...'"