Solaris 9 for Intel could be poised to ship after all The official line is currently that Sun is shipping Solaris 9 for Sparc, but that "Sun is deferring the productization and release of the Solaris 9 OE for Intel IA-32." In English this means that Sun has (probably) more or less finished it but is hesitating as to whether or not to ship it, while in ITspeak this sort of phrasing generally means that the product is headed for a lingering death in the netherworld. Sun's intention in holding back on 9 for Intel was to see how people reacted. Response has been highly positive in favour of continuing, so 9 for Intel could be with us soon after all.
News source: The Reg
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