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Subject: [aclug-L] Linux News from InformationWeek Daily 5/13/99
From: Dale W Hodge <dwh@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 12:10:15 -0500 (CDT)
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_______Sun Moves Ahead With Linux Efforts_______
Sun Microsystems said yesterday that Linux applications can 
now run on its Solaris operating system, and that it plans 
to release free development tools to ensure source-code 
compatibility between Linux and Solaris. Software 
development tools for the Solaris Sparc Platform Edition 
that assist in source-code compatibility between the Linux 
and Solaris platforms are expected to be available for free 
download next month, while tools for the Solaris Intel 
Platform Edition are expected to be released later this 

Recently, Sun contributed software to an open-source 
development effort in which users can run Linux applications 
on Solaris 7, expanding the number of available 
applications. Sun collaborated with the open-development 
community to provide software enhancements to a Linux 
compatibility program known as lxrun. With lxrun for the 
Solaris Intel Platform Edition, commercially or internally 
developed Linux applications can run unmodified along with 
Solaris applications. That software can be downloaded for 
free from the Web. 

Unlike other Unix players, including IBM and Hewlett-
Packard, Sun does not offer Linux on its hardware per se, 
but has responded to the Linux groundswell in other ways. In 
March, Sun licensed its Java Media technologies to an 
informal group of Linux developers working to create 
platform-independent applications with Java Media APIs. In 
February, Sun began offering board-level solutions to a 
select number of system integrators to assist them in 
building Linux solutions that run on the Sparc platform. 
Last December, Sun started working with the Linux community 
to complete a port of Linux to the UltraSparc architecture.
-- Amber Howle, Computer Reseller News 

***For more on Sun and Linux, see "Sun CEO Speaks His Mind"

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