Google testing Sun's OpenSolaris, sources say

Google is experimenting with the open-source version of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris operating system as a possible long-term prelude to replacing its massive global network of Linux servers, according to sources.

With dozens of data centers worldwide estimated to house hundreds of thousands of Intel servers supporting its flagship search engine, a Google move to OpenSolaris would be another of several recent votes of confidence for the platform.

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