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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Solaris is NOT dead
by drcoldfoot on Thu 25th Sep 2008 02:07 UTC
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Any Database Administrator worth his salt knows that. While still a Unix with proprietary underpinnings. SUN has offered a hell of a lot to the OpenSource world that Linux Distros, Admins, and Users STILL take advantage of. If it wasn't for project Looking glass there would be NO hope for Linux/Compiz/Beryl/ etc. What about ZFS/Dtrace, There is a bastard child named SystemTap... which remains not any further mention. Any old school Unix Admin will still stick with Solaris for many purposes. They still make the MOST stable NFS servers, far more stable than any Redhat based system would boast for high end usage.
The only longstanding problem that hurt Solaris adoption was SUN's insistance of tying their hardware with their world renowned OS.

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