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.'
Permalink for comment 331451
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Solaris is not 'whiz-bang'!
by sbergman27 on Thu 25th Sep 2008 14:07 UTC in reply to "Solaris is not 'whiz-bang'!"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

Linux users seem to like the latest and greatest version of everything.

But we don't have Dtrace and ZFS. Solaris does, indeed, have its whiz-bang aspects and should get credit for that. Other aspects of Solaris can seem like they're from out of the stone age. But still.

Edited 2008-09-25 14:08 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2