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PRNewswire: Sun Shifts Java Enterprise System, Tools to Open Source

Nov 30, 2005, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced two landmark moves in the battle to create the software platform of choice for the next-generation of the Internet. First, having seen tremendous momentum with the Solaris Operating System (OS) as free and open source software, Sun is making the Java Enterprise System, Sun N1 Management software and Sun developer tools available at no cost for both development and deployment and further, is reaffirming its commitment to open source this software. Second, Sun is announcing that it is integrating all of this software along with the Solaris OS into the Solaris Enterprise System, the only comprehensive and open infrastructure software platform available today.

"With this announcement, Sun is creating the no cost and open alternative to the Windows environment. The Solaris Enterprise System has all of the benefits of an integrated offering while still enabling customers the flexibility to address their requirements by deploying the specific components they need into alternative operating systems. In addition to being combined under a single distribution with the Solaris Enterprise System, the Sun Java Enterprise System and the Sun developer tools can be used at no cost on other existing multi-platform environments including Windows, HP-UX and Linux..."

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