Monday, August 20, 2007

IBM to distribute Solaris

That's an interesting news. First IBM and Sun started to support Solaris x86 on IBM's x86 blade servers, then HP again started to support Solaris x86 on most of its x86 servers, then early this year Intel joined Open Solaris, and now:

IBM and Sun announced that IBM will distribute the Solaris operating system (OS) and Solaris Subscriptions for select x86-based IBM System x servers and Blade Center servers. Sun President and CEO, Jonathan Schwartz, and IBM Senior Vice President and Group Executive, Bill Zeitler, jointly presented the news during a press conference on August 16, 2007. This news follows Intel's endorsement of Solaris in January. Today, the Solaris OS is supported on more than 820 x86-based platforms and more than 3000 x86-based applications.
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Also see Jonathan's blog entry on the announcement.

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