Winners and Losers in Dell Deal with Sun

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-11-14 Print this article Print

Opinion: Dell is adding, believe it or not, Sun Solaris to its server lines. Who wins and loses with this move?

If you had asked me what computer vendor was the least likely to start offering Solaris on its servers, I would have said Dell or HP. Whoops. I sure got that one wrong.

Sun has really changed its tune from back in 2003, when it was dismissing Dell, Linux and open source. Today, Sun sells Red Hat and Novell Linux, has open-sourced both its main operating system, OpenSolaris and programming language,