SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - After investing roughly $500 million and spending years of development time on its next-generation operating system, Sun Microsystems Inc. (SUNW) on Monday will announce an aggressive price for the software - free.
The result, Sun believes, will be renewed demand for its servers and services. The company also will charge subscription fees for Solaris support and service programs that are typically sought by the businesses and organizations that Sun targets. Solaris 10 will be unveiled Monday at an event in San Jose, though it won't be formally released until the end of January. It will work on more than 270 computer platforms running on chips from Sun, Intel Corp. (INTC) or Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD)
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