Solaris Trailer Gives Spencer Paws at Movies
"As if Sun doesn't have enough problems," pondered the Puss between pawfuls of popcorn as he watched a trailer for an upcoming space flick called "Solaris.""As if Sun doesnt have enough problems," pondered the Puss between pawfuls of popcorn as he watched the coming attractions before the sci-fi thriller "Minority Report." With HP and IBM set to gang up on Scott McNealy & Co. at LinuxWorld in San Francisco this week, flaunting offers to migrate Solaris users to their Linux platforms, there on the screen was a trailer for an upcoming space flick called "Solaris." Due in December, the movie is directed by "Sex, Lies and Videotape" director Steven Soderbergh. The thing is, with a tag line of "There are some places man is not ready to go," you wonder if HP, IBM or even Microsoft had a hand in the pre-release marketing of the movie. "I wonder if Beam me up, Scotty will have a new meaning after this one comes out?" queried the Katt.
Of course, you have to wonder what it is with Microsoft and Linux. Redmondites for months have been boasting about the companys decision to have a booth at LinuxWorld. The move, theyve said, is intended as a peace offering of sorts to the open-source community for derogatory comments company executives have made about Linux. And Microsoft has said itll be at the show to listen to customers who are considering a move to Linux.