The New York Times > Technology > Sun to Introduce Newest Version of Solaris Today: "Sun currently has about a million Solaris users around the world, according to an estimate by the International Data Corporation, a market research firm. 'They're looking for ubiquity,' said Jean S. Bozman, a computer industry analyst at I.D.C.
"From a pricing perspective, Solaris will be less expensive in any category than our Linux competitors," said John P. Loiacono, Sun's executive vice president for software. Service and support for Solaris 10 will cost between $120 and $360 a year for each licensed machine.
Sun also offers a corporate software package for a fee of $100 per employee per year. Its version of Linux and Open Office, called Java Desktop, costs $50 a user annually.
Sun recently said it would offer, at the cost of $1 per processor hour, a wholesale utility computing service to be marketed to corporate computer users and software service providers like Salesforce.com."