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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RE: Unix is Dead ??
by siride on Thu 25th Sep 2008 11:12 UTC in reply to "Unix is Dead ??"
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"FreeBSD is an OS, Linux is a lot of programs working togheter to make it an OS"

I hate to break it to you, but the two OSes are structured pretty much identically. It just happens that with FreeBSD, the low-level userspace is packaged together with the kernel, whereas on Linux, you have the kernel and then you have the GNU userland, packaged separately. Once it's all installed, though, there is no functional difference between the two OSes.

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