In the late 1990s, Sun Microsystems Solaris has emerged as a dominant UNIX-based alternative to Microsoft server operating systems. At the same time, the open-source operating system Linux has unexpectedly appeared and it generated considerable excitement among programmers and users. Anil Gadre, vice president and general manager of Sun Solaris Operating Environment Group, examines the opportunities and risks of Linux and Microsoft, as he and his management team made formulat … Read more »

In the late 1990s, Sun Microsystems Solaris has emerged as a dominant UNIX-based alternative to Microsoft server operating systems. At the same time, the open-source operating system Linux has unexpectedly appeared and it generated considerable excitement among programmers and users. Anil Gadre, vice president and general manager of Sun Solaris Operating Environment Group, the opportunities and risks of Linux and Microsoft checks made when he and his management team to formulate a strategic plan for Solaris.
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Brian S. Silverman,
Mark Rosenberg
Source: Harvard Business School
17 pages.
Release Date: 8 February 2001. Prod #: 701058-PDF-ENG
Sun Microsystems, Inc.: Solaris Strategy HBR case solution

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