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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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?

Very damned seldom. Flamebait? Let's continue...

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

Looking likely...

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.

So, packages from an alpha/beta quality test version of RedHat's OS (that's what Fedora is... ask them, they are not shy about it) won't work on an alternative look-alike distribution of the stable RedHat platform (NOT alpha/beta quality) from a different vendor? You don't say? So you mean to say that Vista-specific applications will install and run as expected on Windows for Workgroups? That's a pretty similar analogy to what you're complaining about.

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

I'm more interested in a permit system that you have to pass in order to be allowed access to the Internet. And another one that allows you to post on web forums, USENET or blogs.

Edited 2007-04-04 03:20

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