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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Will Sun's Shine Overshadow LAMP's Light?

Jan 18, 2007, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"At first, it seemed like another boring announcement from Sun Microsystems--the kind that's big on fluff and low on substance. Surprisingly, the news turned out to be very significant, and sheds more light on how Sun plans to market Solaris 10 in the enterprise space.

"In a word: support and volume. Actually, that's three words, but in this case, they are tied close enough together for it not to matter.

"The announcement, which officially hit the press on Tuesday, at first sounded rather innocuous: Sun is changing its pricing structure for Solaris 10. On its own, this ranks up there with the local school board minutes. Put in context with recent events, however, it becomes more of a bombshell..."

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