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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not exactly
by kvarbanov on Fri 26th Sep 2008 13:28 UTC
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Some may find his comments offensive, but I agree with him, to some extent. My experience : SunOS 2.9; 2.10, T6300 blades && T2000 platform - extremely slow in disk operations, untar-ing 500 MB file takes ~1 minute - Linux - much more poor machine - 10 seconds for the same file. Solaris 10 - hard to maintain - you have to spend weeks and months tuning and understand the OS, no need - there's Linux already over there. Cost and maintenance - get me the same performance (whatever type of performance you'd like) from T2000 box and compare it, for example with Dell Power Edge with SLES or RHEL for the same price - no way. Flexible tools, human readable format, handy applications, larger community = Linux - can you tell the same about Solaris ? Not really, come on, don't twist the truth. Certainly, everyone out there is free to try and decide for himself.

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