Whither Solaris X86 (was Re: RUMOUR ALERT: Novell dumps UnixWare on SCO)

Whither Solaris X86 (was Re: RUMOUR ALERT: Novell dumps UnixWare on SCO)

Post by Bob Palowo » Sun, 15 Oct 1995 04:00:00



: If Sunsoft is given the free rein to market itself as it should, it
: will inevitably be directly competing with SMCC. The move to market
: Solaris X86 as a product in its own right, not as merely a way to
: keep Sun shops "in the fold" at the low end, may be a Pandora's box
: Sun may regret.

Not only that but Sunsoft rumored doing a port to IBM's and
Motorola PPC.  What's next the Alpha?  Somebody has got to
to stop Sunsoft from writing new software.

---Bob

--
+--------------------------------------------------------+

| Solaris x86 Corner http://fiver.sns.com/               |
+--------------------------------------------------------+

 
 
 

Whither Solaris X86 (was Re: RUMOUR ALERT: Novell dumps UnixWare on SCO)

Post by Raymond Shwa » Tue, 17 Oct 1995 04:00:00




>: If Sunsoft is given the free rein to market itself as it should, it
>: will inevitably be directly competing with SMCC. The move to market
>: Solaris X86 as a product in its own right, not as merely a way to
>: keep Sun shops "in the fold" at the low end, may be a Pandora's box
>: Sun may regret.
>Not only that but Sunsoft rumored doing a port to IBM's and
>Motorola PPC.  What's next the Alpha?  Somebody has got to
>to stop Sunsoft from writing new software.

        It's hardly a rumor. The October 1995 issue of SunSoft Communicator
announced the pending release of Solaris (PowerPC Edition). Excerpting...

        "The Solaris (PowerPC Edition) will run on IBM's new Power Series
        and other manufacturers' PowerPC microprocessor-based systems that
        adhere to the PowerPC Reference Platform" ...

        "An early access version of the Solaris (PowerPC Edition) will be
        released in the Fall of 199t. Product will ship in March, 1996, ..."

Now tell us why this is a bad thing, and why this comprises "writing new
software"? It's an operating environment, after all, and if it adds credi-
bility to Solaris as an enterprise solution across platforms (as Microsoft
is trying to do with NT), so much the better.