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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by spanglywires on Thu 25th Sep 2008 15:26 UTC
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Zemlin is the new Ballmer.

Regarding Linux vs Solaris vs BSD vs Whatever... Its like any storage expert will tell you, EMC is expensive but you'll never lose data, you can buy faster/bigger/cheaper but one day it WILL make you cry. Thats exactly how I see Linux vs *nix (including BSD). The cheapest option up front isn't always the cheapest option in the long run.

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