At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Dell CEO Michael Dell share the stage to announce that Sun's open-source operating system, Solaris, will be shipping on Dell servers.
Sun is aggressively moving to compete directly with Linux, and it's doing all the right things to make sure that fight is successful. The winner in this will be the customer.
It's no secret that Oracle has been trying to undermine its dependence on Red Hat, but that's unlikely to propel Red Hat into Big Blue's arms.
Sun isn't dead yet. Far from it. It's actually winding up for a new life with open source. The question is whether or not Solaris is a boon or a curse as it goes into this opportunity.
Companies announce a multifaceted partnership which, among other things, will give customers a single throat to choke.
Sun has been slow to relinquish Solaris for Linux. Given the choices, is this surprising?
Sun is making a comeback, and Ian Murdock is at its heart.
Solaris Express Developer Edition version 9/07 includes the first revamp of Sun's operating system installer in 12 years.
Sun's BrandZ technology, which lets Linux applications run on a virtual slice of a Solaris x86 installation, is finally ready for prime time.
Big Blue says it's expanding its relationship with Sun in a move to offer its customers the option of loading their IBM x86-based System x servers, or BladeCenter servers, with Sun's Unix-based Solaris 10 operating system.