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The Register: Sun Ashamed of Solaris x86 Past

Sep 19, 2003, 01:00 (19 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems is struggling to correct a big mistake--its lack of support for Solaris x86.

"Over the past year, Sun has been talking up Solaris x86 more and more. The OS has joined Linux as an option for Sun's growing line of servers using Intel and AMD chips. While once a bastard child within Sun, Solaris x86 has seen its prominence within the company grow to new heights in response to what Sun sees as a missed opportunity.

"'One of the biggest mistakes we made a few years back was not supporting Solaris x86,' Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president at Sun, said in an interview. 'Scott (McNealy) will tell you the same thing...'"

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