Sun, Red Hat go head-to-head

Brooks, Jason
March 2005
eWeek;3/14/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p49
This article presents information related to the Unix and Linux camps which share the same battlefield. With the recent releases of Red Hat Inc.'s Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris 10, the Linux and Unix communities have set their sights on one another. Sun, having years ago addressed the architectural issues required to scale Solaris for large multiprocessor systems, is in a position to set its focus higher, on management and diagnostic features. Red Hat, and Linux in general, seems to have the edge in momentum. Sun has taken many steps to make Solaris more like its younger rival. These companies have ascended into increasingly more important roles in both the enterprise and consumer spaces.


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