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Solaris 11 takes Sun's OS to the cloud

Oracle has released version 11 of Solaris, the Unix-based operating system the company acquired when it purchased Sun Microsystems in 2010.The software, made generally available on Wednesday, was billed by Oracle in a statement as "the first cloud operating system".

November 10, 2011 by

What the changes at Sun mean for the customer

In the short term - meaning tomorrow- the major changes at Sun: a renewed focus on Solaris/SPARC, make to order mfg with direct shipping, more emphasis on Sun Ray, customer focused ready-to-rock appliance computing - are all good news. Look a bit deeper, however, and the handwriting on the wall says much of what Java brings to the server is going, going, gone.

February 12, 2010 by

Sun Fire X4270/4275

Better known for its RISC-based servers, Sun's Xeon 5500-based Sun Fire X4270 and X4275 look set to give the competition a good run for its money.

August 20, 2009 by

Will Oracle-Sun deal close?

At minimum this deal will take several months to close. This means, for the first time, major open source projects like Java, OpenOffice.org, mySQL and Solaris are in limbo. There is uncertainty, something markets hate, which leaves anyone dealing with Sun hesitant.

April 21, 2009 by

What Sun can do now - and why you should help.

Can Sun survive? Sure - but it has to escape from Wall Street, sell its x86 division while it can, and start selling Solaris/SPARC and Sun Ray to the people who would benefit most from those products: the guys who spend $50K to $500K on IT every year and resent every cent of it.And why should you care? Because you're not using an Itanic desktop that cost $9,500 from HP or IBM right now, that's why.

April 17, 2009 by

Commercial OpenSolaris ships

After a three-year incubation period, Sun’s long promised OpenSolaris, the third open source variant of Unix, was officially delivered Monday."It's the first Opensolaris operating system that's fully supported," said Jim McHugh, vice president of Solaris marketing for Sun.

May 4, 2008 by

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