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OpenSolaris Wants To Compete With Linux - Oh Yeah?

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| Yesterday Sun Microsystems officially released OpenSolaris and suggested that
| it's going to go head-to-head with Linux as a Desktop Operating System.
| Solarisx86 is nothing new and has been around about as long as Linux but it
| is historically proprietary and closed source. It was also very
| hardware-finicky and performance was slothlike.
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http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2415.html

OpenSolaris is here to stay

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| Considering how Novell professed at the time that that they had no plans to
| sue anyone over Unix, you have to wonder how they'll square that position
| with the current comments coming out of the SCO vs. Novell trial that just
| finished. They can't have it both ways. Especially when it looks like the
| only reason they might consider revoking Sun's agreement is as a blunt
| anti-competitive business weapon against a formidable competitor. You know,
| behaving like Microsoft.
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http://blogbeebe.blogspot.com/2008/0...e-to-stay.html

OpenSolaris Just Wants to be Free

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| “Glassfish is dual licensed — CDDL and GPL. And as you’re aware, MySQL is
| GPL(2), as is the Java (runtime) platform itself. So three very big
| components of what’d be a complete OpenSolaris platform are available to the
| broader GPL community.
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http://www.linux-mag.com/id/5937/

If it's not as good *AND* not as Free, why bother? Sun will need to at least
let its fist/control loosen (e.g. with the GPL) to grab people away from
GNU/Linux.


Recent:

Does OpenSolaris Matter?

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| I'm not sure.
|
| Sun first announced OpenSolaris in 2005 but they keep finding ways to
| announce 'first releases'. Yesterday was one such release.
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http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner...is-matter.html


Related:

Solaris can never be Linux

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| Things haven't changed much at Sun. When Sun launched its
| OpenSolaris project in 2005 it used the Common Development and
| Distribution Licence - which is incompatible with the GPL - and
| some system code was not released.
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http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/12116/1090/
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