Sun fired a major counter-offensive against Linux nemesis Red Hat Tuesday by announcing hefty discounts on its forthcoming Solaris 10 Unix upgrade on commodity hardware.

Sun President Jonathan Schwartz, speaking at a Wall-Street conference, revealed plans to offer a 50 percent discount to any Red Hat Linux customer that switches to the Solaris 10 Unix upgrade and will repurchase any customer’s Xeon-based server and give them a “big” discount of $1,250 off AMD’s Opteron servers.

In addition to those price incentives, Sun said it will provide a global Unix/Linux support center to handle customers’ technical issues 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

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