Sun and Linux
Sun's relationship with Linux has been tepid at best. But now it looks like the water is getting warmer.
The Register features an article about Sun using Xen to run Linux on Sparc and News.com has similar news about Xen efforts.
Couple this fevered software development with the OpenSparc GPL'd T1 chip and recent acquisition of a Linux/Solaris patch management firm and it really looks like Sun is warming to Linux.
It makes perfect sense. If Jon and Scott are really serious about increasing customer choice, then providing Linux compatibility on their Sparc chips is absolutely necessary. Look what it has done for IBM's Power chips!
Check out this boot log of Ubuntu Linux running on a cool new T2000 server. Very nice work Dave Miller, programmer extraordinaire!