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    SubjectRe: Good news for SPARC/Linux
    Larry McVoy writes:
    > Sun has gotten official about their Linux plans.
    > Sun Microsystems to Support Linux O/S on its Hardware,
    > REPORTS Computer Reseller News
    > MANHASSET, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 1998--Sun Microsystems Inc.
    > (Nasdaq: SUNW - news) said it will announce, as early as next week,
    > widespread support for the Linux operating system on its hardware,
    > according to an exclusive page-one story to appear in the December 7
    > issue of CMP Media's Computer Reseller News.
    > Sun has been working quietly with distributors and a select number of
    > Linux community representatives to port Linux to its UltraSparc processor
    > by as early as February, channel sources and Sun executives told the
    > technology newspaper. The initiative, unofficially called UltraPenguin,
    > mainly involves Sun hardware and not the company's own Solaris operating
    > system, they said.

    I don't know what to make of this statement. When I first read it, it
    sounded like they are helping port Linux to the UltraSparc. But
    UltraPenguin is already available! So what are they actually going to
    help with?



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