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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by Xaero_Vincent on Thu 25th Sep 2008 02:36 UTC
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I don't really care about Solaris since it appears that OpenSolaris's focus is on becoming a Linux clone with package management and lame desktop usability.

What I do like about Solaris is the stable SunOS kernel it possess. Stable kernel interfaces is something that Linux lacks and makes driver development a pain. The Linux development model is also a mess with no stable branches and nasty regressions occurring at any time:

http://blog.mandriva.com/2008/09/23/urgent-notification-major-bug-i...

Lets see GNU/SunOS form (like Nexenta) but without the countless show-stopper bugs and two sets of userland tools to learn.

Edited 2008-09-25 02:39 UTC

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