: McNealy Takes Jabs at Microsoft"> But returning to the theme of his address, McNealy said that Sun would not be able to help the community if it did not make money. "One of the ways were going to do this is by selling hardware, and I havent as yet seen an open-source version of hardware. You cant exactly go and download this over the Internet," he said. "We realized that we kind of goofed and missed what you guys are doing at the edge in the 32-bit server space with Linux. So we have just introduced an x86-based 32-bit box," he said, referring to the launch this week of the LX50 edge server."This is a Unix plus Linux market, where we had a 47 percent market share in revenue terms in the second quarter of this year, according to Gartner Dataquest figures," McNealy said. According to McNealy, Suns commitment is not only to grow the Linux market, but to grow with it, participate in the community and support its momentum. "The community is not broken, so were not going to try and fix it well be a player, a participant in that community," he said. Sun also plans to provide more code, dollars and technology to the community. "We will try and stay as close and true to LSB compliance moving forward and will be honest and truthful and transparent and upfront about what were doingand not just to the SEC but to all of you," he told attendees. In conclusion, McNealy said to expect a lot more news on the client side, Java technology and open source going forward. At a media question-and-answer session immediately following the keynote, Jonathan Schwartz, head of Suns software operation, said the company was looking at whether and how it could make its Solaris operating system LSB compliant. "Linux is currently quite fragmented. Today you cannot run all your applications equally on every Linux distribution. The way to change this is through open standards and the LSB," he said. Related Stories:
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"There is no reason not to go to Sun to get your Linux server. We are targeting the LX50 server at the edge of the network. This product will hit hard and aggressively, as its in a market were pretty strong in.