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Sun Will Borrow from Linux to Improve Solaris

Lora Bentley

As if it isn't enough that Sun Microsystems is specifically targeting Linux's market share with its Solaris operating system, the company apparently plans to borrow Linux technology to do it.

 

Via Scientific American, Reuters reports that Sun will improve Solaris by including key parts of Linux code to make setup and configuration easier. Though company officials would not comment in advance of the formal announcement -- expected later this week -- an IDC analyst quoted in the story says the changes in Solaris will be "a big deal" to the extent that they increase adoption of the UNIX-based system.


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Jul 13, 2007 7:37 PM Lord AGNUcius Lord AGNUcius  says:
That is a good thing for User Freedom, and User Freedom is *the* reason for the GPL. Reply

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