Oracle eases Solaris pricing

June 1, 2005

[From InfoWorld]

Oracle has changed licensing terms for users of Sun Microsystems' Solaris 10 operating system, reversing a pricing model that analysts said had put the struggling server vendor at a competitive disadvantage with rivals Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

The changes will lower licensing costs for Solaris users who want to run Oracle's software on only part of their server, a practice called "partitioning."

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