Solaris to get Linux compatibility and go open source. Intersting move, if somewhat late. Will it affect Linux? Nope, because x86-Linux is already a hyper-commoditized platform. Will it make Solaris more valuable? You bet. Will Sun be able to capture the value by itself? Only if it can figure out the value drivers. And the answer is not in services : IBM is the king of that hill. In my opinion, the answer is in integrated software and hardware products built on hyper-commoditized platforms that fundamentally disrupt industry economics at the high-end of enterprise.