internetnews.com: Sun Bundles x86 Solaris Systems for a Song
Apr 19, 2004, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems launched a handful of initiatives Monday
designed to promote its talent to run Solaris on x86 systems.
"The company is trying to build on its install base of Solaris
deployments, which are popular in the telecommunications, financial
services, healthcare, and government sectors, but have experienced
increased competition from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and
enterprise Linux offerings from Red Hat or SUSE.
"During financial statements last week, Sun COO Jonathan
Schwartz pointed to Solaris for AMD's Opteron, Intel's Xeon and
SPARC processors; the Java platform; and the 64-bit platform, as
'some of the industry's most important assets...'"