Solaris 10 8/07

Solaris 10 8/07 made the news today. Here are some links I read this morning ...

Sun Updates Solaris 10: "To understand Solaris' growth outside of the enterprise, and onto the desktop, you need to follow the developments in the OpenSolaris community and with Project Indiana. " -- Eric J. Bruno

Virtualization: The emerging hardware vs. OS bundle debate: "This move could pose an interesting conundrum for VMware. VMware works with all operating systems, but these partners will increasingly become competitors." -- ZDNet

Sun Solaris upgrade continues push among Linux users: "Sun has upgraded Solaris to incorporate features from its open source version, including the ability to run Linux apps in Solaris Containers and integrate the latest version of PostgreSQL." -- Mark Fontecchio

Can new Solaris beat Linux in server market?: "The flurry of announcements demonstrate Sun’s commitment to expansion in open source while remaining an enterprise vendor for hardware and software." -- Dana Blankenhorn (Note: my conversations graph used in this blog is a bit old, so I left a comment with updated links (here, here). But even looking at the older graph, the trend is pretty much the same -- up. Very cool that the graph was used, though, eh?)

Sun accommodating Linux in Solaris: "You can now consolidate your Solaris and Linux apps onto one chassis." -- Dan Robers, Director, Solaris Marketing

Sun's Solaris 10 Advances Virtualization and Network Performance, Incorporates Open Source PostgreSQL Database: "Enterprises seeking to reduce data center power, cooling, and floor space needs are increasingly looking to virtualization as a way to accomplish their goals." -- Marc Hamilton, VP, Solaris Marketing

Years into project, Sun releases Linux-on-Solaris software: "In a new update called 8/07, a long-awaited feature of Sun Microsystems' Solaris 10 has finally arrived: the ability to run Linux software on x86 machines." Stephen Shankland, Cnet

Sun Solaris upgrade snuggles with Linux: "Formally dubbed "BrandZ in OpenSolaris", the newly incorporated Solaris Containers for Linux Applications lets users run Red Hat Enterprise, CentOS and Linux applications." -- The Register
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