Solaris on IBM Hardware?

This is really good news for both Sun, IBM, and the computing industry. IBM is going to support Solaris on their hardware:

The collaboration announced Thursday will enable Sun’s Solaris operating system to run on IBM servers. That means customers that run Sun servers will be able to switch to Big Blue’s hardware without having to rewrite any programs.

At first this will be possible on IBM’s “x” series of servers, which also run Microsoft Corp.’s Windows or the open-source Linux system. But eventually IBM hopes to bring Solaris to the mainframe, the big multitasking machines that have been one of the company’s core profit centers for decades.




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