Linked by David Adams on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:44 UTC, submitted by snydeq
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin has said it is time for Solaris to simply move out of the way and yield the future to Linux. 'The future is Linux and Microsoft Windows. It is not Unix or Solaris,' he claims, contending that Sun's strength in long-lifecycle apps is giving way to Linux, as evidenced by the rise of Web apps, where Linux holds a decided advantage, Zemlin claims. With capabilities such as ZFS and DTrace, Sun is trying to compete based on minor features, he says. 'That's literally like noticing the view from a third-story building as it burns to the ground.'
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Very offensive
by ebasconp on Wed 24th Sep 2008 23:55 UTC
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Saying that ZFS and DTrace are "minor features" is very offensive and arrogant.

The idea behind open source was cooperation, "healthy" competition, sharing, etc. Where is such spirit right now?

If Solaris is dead, what about my NetBSD little project? What about the other BSDs? the "revolutionary" ideas behind DragonFlyBSD? And what about SkyOS? Syllable? Haiku? AROS? Or what about MacOS X? It actually has more marketshare than Linux!

Some days ago I read a similarly arrogant article about how "ubuntu" does not contribute to the kernel...

Linux guys always attacked Microsoft when they were smaller, but now while they are growing, they are becoming more and more arrogant and aggressive... just like them.... What a pity!!

Edited 2008-09-25 00:11 UTC

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