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 'whiz-bang'!
by Adurbe on Thu 25th Sep 2008 13:50 UTC
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Solaris is not a whiz bang OS in the same way as apple is nor linux to a lesser extent

Solaris, like its users, want thing that work. Its a server OS!!

Linux users seem to like the latest and greatest version of everything. Solaris users (the few I know) would rather use the version they can put money on will still be running after they die. Not the latest version, the most stable.

This mentality shows in their products and for that reason Solaris wont die any time soon

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