Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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RE[4]: Solaris is dead.
by Windows Sucks on Thu 19th Mar 2009 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Solaris is dead. "
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You are right that noone really cares about solaris outside of high end servers, but I don't think sun is crying over it. Whether or not Solaris runs on iPods is completely irrelevant to how well it runs on the high end servers it was designed for.

I do get where you are coming from, but I think it is an odd point to bring up. The best operating systems (imho) are the ones that focus on a single task and do it very well, not the ones that do everything in an average way.


Problem is that in the Data center Red Hat is eating Solaris up. On high end servers like supercomputers Linux beats the next OS 5 to 1

Remember MS has never had the best OS but they have pushed it right. Linux can do everything Solaris can. Maybe not as good yet but Linux distros are getting better and better. Plus you loose the lock in. Don't like Red Hat support then you just roll to CentOS or Oracle Unbreakable Linux.

Also you say Sun is not crying that Solaris doesn't do all the 50 things Linux can do but Sun hired people like Ian Murdock to help make Open Solaris more like Linux. And then try to be like Red Hat with Fedora and roll the changes back up to the main line Solaris.

You are very right it is a strange point but geek guys love the fact that Linux can run on a coffee pot. LOL!

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