"Sun Microsystems has ambitious plans for the commercial and open-source versions of its Solaris operating system, hoping to achieve for Solaris the kind of ubiquity already enjoyed by Java," wrote China Martens of the IDG News Service on ComputerWorldUK.com.
Martens quotes Marc Hamilton, vice president of Solaris marketing at Sun as saying that Sun intends to take the OS into "markets where it hasn't traditionally been a force, such as desktop and embedded systems".
Ian Murdock, chief operating platforms officer at Sun, talked about the momentum Solaris OS is gaining. Project Indiana is meant to attract more developers. Read more in the article by Martens about the development path and the challenges such as overcoming some people's past negative experiences with the OS.
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