Solaris 9 rises to Linux challenge

Langley, Nick
February 2004
Computer Weekly;2/10/2004, p46
Trade Publication
Solaris is the best-selling implementation of Unix and holds about one third of the market. However, its share of the server business is threatened by Linux which, after initial hostility, Sun Microsystems Inc. now also supports. Solaris 9, released last year, is both an upgrade of the operating system and an attempt to challenge Linux on its own ground, with a lot of bundled software tools and add-ons, which include Sun's own products and other freeware and open source products. Solaris was designed from the outset for scalable, multi-user and multi-platform network computing.


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