Christopher A. Williams wrote:
Of interest, he also spoke of that the are intending to compete with Linux as opposed to anyone else. If you don't think Sun sees Linux as a threat, you're smoking something.
We should welcome the competition, it will keep Alan and his mates honest:-) And busy.
It's an interesting contrast with IBM and AIX: IBM has asserted that it will be quite happy to retire AIX, when Linux offers sufficient performance. In the meantime, one can buy any IBM Box with Linux.
Side Note: I find that amazingly ironic after loading up a virtual instance of Solaris Express DE the other day. It looked amazingly like Linux - from Gnome to bash instead of ksh (OK - so the home directories were in /export/home instead of /home), and with "Java Everything" splattered all over the place.
Well CDE looked pretty gruesome when I had a quick look a few years ago.
Anyway, he grudgingly acknowleded after some pointed persuasion from me that their true competition was in Redmond and that they should pay closest attention there. I also told him that Sun should be careful with licensing lest the community fork the code and run elsewhere with it - something he also acknowledged quickly.
Does Redmond have anything to run on *sparc*? It's not long ago that Sun tried to drop Solaris on IA32.
 Maybe not _any_, but close to that. -- Cheers John -- spambait [email protected] [email protected] -- Advice http://webfoot.com/advice/email.top.php http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375 You cannot reply off-list:-)