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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I'm starting to love Sun.
by kajaman on Wed 4th Apr 2007 09:03 UTC
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While I'm a Linux user for a long time, and I consider this OS very good, I would like to see more free OSes in the market. The more you can choose from, the best. It is an issue of choice, competition (which is a Good Thing) and security (I can imagine viruses spreading across world where 99% of machines run Linux on the same processor architecture).
I got my Solaris 10 Developer edition yesterday, installed it on Qemu... it looks heavy and kind of old in comparison with Gentoo or even Debian, but while comparing it to RHEL... that is another thing. What I would like to see is version of Solaris that wouldn't compete with RHEL, but with Debian/Ubuntu, because this is what most people are looking for nowdays. Anyway, Solaris looks like it is a good choice for servers considering it's high-end features such as zones, zfs etc. and excellent Java integration.

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