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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But that is a small snap shot of companies that crunch large numbers using Linux. HSBC alone having 125 Million customers.

Crunching numbers is but a small part of what these companies do. I'd very surprised indeed if HSBC was a pure Linux shop without some serious Solaris or AIX and mainframe hardware in the background shuffling important data.

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