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 happycamper on Thu 25th Sep 2008 15:50 UTC
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I'll take this as Sun is on the right path and it's becoming a major alternative opensource os that will give a real competition to linux in the OSS world . I think SUN has every right to build their very own OSS community and use any license they wish. i run opensolaris and i love dtrace, i hope linux version is as good.

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