Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Mar 2008 21:34 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun Microsystems has gone totally native. Customers can now run unmodified SPARC/Solaris applications on x86 systems thank to a partnership with Transitive. The two companies also plan to craft a new package for running native x86 applications on SPARC machines. Transitive this week announced that the long in beta QuickTransit for Solaris code has moved into production form. It even gets a Solaris Ready Logo and all."
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What's the point
by rom508 on Fri 21st Mar 2008 02:33 UTC
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They're just constructing layers of code that takes up valuable memory and processor resources. Same goes for virtualisation, etc. If the software vendor cannot provide native versions of their binaries for a particular platform (there aren't that many, for Solaris the choice is x86/64 and Sparc), well they can go to hell. The more turd you pile up on top of your OS, the more bugs and bloat you have to deal with.

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