Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 23:18 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz loves to splatter the media with the line that Windows, Red Hat Linux and Solaris stand as the only operating systems of significance in the server kingdom. We've spent the last few years struggling to appreciate the seriousness of that claim. Sun's declining system sales failed to inspire much optimism about the company conquering the data centers of tomorrow with a deflating 'venerable' OS. A couple of recent items, however, have tweaked our view of Schwartz's favored claim. It could well be that Solaris - of all things - provides the 'iPod moment' Sun seeks." In the meantime, Sun upped the speed of some of its SPARC chips.
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Linux compatibility is horrible
by stephanem on Wed 4th Apr 2007 03:00 UTC
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How can you develop a system where if your library is off a 0.0.1 from a required version, the app doesn't run?

It's not only Linux kernel but the library developers who need to be taken behind the woodshed!.

We bitch and moan about Microsoft and DLL hell?. Try installing an RPM from Fedora 6 to CentOS 4 - they both have the same lineage - aka Redhat EL4.

Really, had this been any other industry there would be a govt/senate inquiry about why things aren't compatible!. Imagine if automakers didn't all comply with steering wheels on the left and shifter to the right of the steering?. Imagine if none of the gas providers produced compatible gasolene?. Imagine if Hostpitals only made beds for short people? Imagine if fast food joints had ordering windows on the right hand side?

Why isn't there a congressional inquiry about Linux being soo incompatible?

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