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Heya Alex, interesting points. I still think a good question was raised by users at the UNIGROUP NYC meeting: "This is great for Sun, but how does this help Linux?"

I cover Linux, so I'm trying to find out how Project Indiana can help or hurt IT managers well-versed in Linux. Sure, tapping into the Linux community with a Linux-friendly OpenSolaris binary (and potentially Solaris in the future, right?) gives Sun more business and more money, but what's in it for the IT manager? From what I got out of the meeting, a lot of the killer features in Sun Solaris are things the Linux guys are already used to having in their distros. True or not, it's what a few IT guys I spoke with had to say.

Anyway, thanks for the link and the mention,

Jack Loftus
News Writer

Alex Bogak

Great to know that a lot of effort is put into good things. But what is actual Sun's motives behind all this? I've read a post today from Ben Rockwell about some issues in naming convention.

What is happening then in this "OpenSolaris" universe, and is it that importand to save this name?

Just wondering...


thats nice to know, thanks

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