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Short Take: Sun offers free Solaris for noncommercial use

Sun Microsystems announced that it will provide free copies of its Solaris Unix-based operating system for noncommercial use. Targets for the free licenses include students, researchers, and other noncommerical software developers. The new Developer Connection program is intended to seed new converts to Sun's operating system. More information is available on the company's Web site.

Sun Microsystems announced that it will provide free copies of its Solaris Unix-based operating system for noncommercial use. Targets for the free licenses include students, researchers, and other noncommerical software developers. The new Developer Connection program is intended to seed new converts to Sun's operating system. More information is available on the company's Web site.