Open Source Solaris on ABCNews.com

Nice to see the phrase "open source Solaris" on ABCNews.com. Ok, it's a Dvorak piece from PC Magazine, but there it sits prominently on ABCNews. Works for me. Dvorak is talking about "Longhorn becoming Shorthorn" because Microsoft has to deal with some serious backward compatibility issues. He then tosses in this sentence ...

"The long-term drawback of this legacy burden is that operating systems like Linux or something like open-source Solaris can develop and modernize faster."

Not sure what he means by "something like" open source Solaris, but at least we're in there right along with Linux and even before we open the code. Cool.

But even better is Dvorak's conclusion ...

"So what do I expect from Shorthorn? None of the above, that's what. You may as well call it SP3."

Nice.

Unlike Longhorn, Solaris 10 will launch with significant advancements, and building an open source community around such innovative code could really make Microsoft mad. They seem pretty upset by Linux and open source generally, and now along comes Sun with open source Solaris. I wonder what their reaction will be? Could be an interesting year around here.
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