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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Nice and all...
by korpenkraxar on Wed 4th Apr 2007 11:16 UTC
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I too am quite excited by the upcoming Free products that Sun seems willing to share with us!

... but I still can't fully let go of this vague cloudy premonition of Sun and Dell embracing Linux, Open Source development and GPL, and both companies filing for bankruptcy shortly thereafter when Microsoft and perhaps Apple or other "do-more-evil" companies crush them after having been a little too late to bring their promising products to the market. The growth of the "Linux/Solaris on the desktop" mind-share is halted until 2020-something and the computing world limps on with endless Service Pack cycles of closed OSes. Us geeks are left behind with a mixed feeling of hypocracy, defeat and responsibility, because while we wished Sun and Dell to pull it off, none of us actually bought their products anyway.

Well, don't take this too seriously. Its probably just me having one of those days :-)

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