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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Solaris will never "Die" Nor will SCO Unix or HP-UX or AIX.

But if you looks at market reports it just doesn't look good for Solaris. Sorry to say.

1. Ubuntu beat Solaris in the 2007 - 2008 Server uptime reliability report (Done by the yankee group.) Ouch.

2. Linux has a bigger market share then Solaris. Just like with Windows saying its not as good as Solaris wont stop it from being popular.

3. In devices, phones, set top boxes, PC's, Servers, Super computers, web hosting etc. Linux is every place, Solaris is no place.

The fact is you can say Solaris is better then Linux, better then Windows. In the end Windows and Linux have the market share and Solaris is losing what it had.

In the end Linux will be the king of the NX's and that is just fact. Solaris is not making a come back or some crap like that and ZFS, Zones, DTrace will not save it. Solaris will have it's nitch place like BSD and SCO unix.

It will always be "better" then Linux just will never again have the market share.

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