“BM’s decision not to test, certify and support its enterprise software applications on Solaris 10 for x86 platforms has angered Sun Microsystems Inc. officials, who say the move smacks of monopolistic behavior. ADVERTISEMENT
Larry Singer, vice president of Sun’s Global Information Systems Strategy Office, in Santa Clara, Calif., told eWEEK that the move is even more surprising given that IBM has committed to supporting Solaris 10 on Sun’s SPARC hardware for its enterprise software applications, including DB2, WebSphere and Tivoli.
Solaris 10 for SPARC and x86 is due by the end of March.
“They are telling us they don’t anticipate sufficient customer support for Solaris 10 on x86, and that is the reason,” Singer said. “But the real reason for this move is they just don’t want the volume of Solaris business on x86 to continue to grow. That is not in their interest.”
IBM has released the code on 500 software patents to allow developers to use the technology to freely develop open source technology.
Yikes. I’ve never understood Sun, don’t think I ever will.
It’s in the FreeBSD Foundation Quarterly Newsletter, December 21, 2004
This Infoworld article reports: “Novell (Profile, Products, Articles) last week said it will soon detail plans to include server virtualization technology in its SUSE Linux operating system. Red Hat (Profile, Products, Articles) intends to do the same thing with its Linux distribution, and a leading contender for both vendors may be an open-source virtualization technology called Xen.”
Hey, pretty cool, I helped built some of the communication parts of this.
Well, they’ve done it. I sure feel better now that they are taking care of the spyware problems themselves. They’ve done such a *wonderful job* with security in the past, maybe I’ll let them hold on to the keys to my car, and my wallet, and my kids…
“I’d like to get a virus and give it to all of my friends”
You can do great whitehat testing with Whoppix
Infoworld reports version 5.0 to feature stored procedures, other enhancements
Unqualified code-monkey Garote submits his annotated version of Neal Stephenson’s In The Beginning Was The Command Line, updated to discuss UI design theory and fill in some of the gaps from the last five years. (And yes, he has been granted permission from Neal to do this.)