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[5]: what about joyrent?
by Windows Sucks on Thu 25th Sep 2008 14:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: what about joyrent?"
Windows Sucks
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"Wow do you know anything about finances? Yes Sun has larger revenue then all the Linux companies BUT lets look at share price and profits:

Today Sun's share price is at 7.85 a share

Red Hat 17.90 more then double Sun's"


Ehrm. You know, the share price is not THAT important. Imagine SUN has millions of shares at a price of $1, and Red Hat has 100 shares at a price of $10. Which company is more valuable, mr Finance Expert?


Ummmmm! It's important enough for people to talk about Sun being a take over target BECAUSE of it's stock price.

Also please read full posts, I didn't just talk about stock price I also talked about losses! Sun had a drop of over 200 Million dollars in profit year to year from this time last year. So stock price or not genius they are losing money not making it!

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