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[5]: Solaris is dead.
by kaiwai on Thu 19th Mar 2009 01:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Solaris is dead. "
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Windows marketshare on the server is only large for workgroup serving. They took out Novell and Banyan for that market. Not any Unix or Linux products. Super computing is Linux, Webhosting is Linux, Email hosting is Linux, a lot of home and office networking is Linux.

Pardon? you obviously haven't seen the numerous deployments of Exchange, Sharepoint (as part of the Office System). I shudder when I see these things deployed but at the same time I realise that is what customers want.

For example, there are replacements for the whole Microsoft stack already out there - why isn't there an organisation who can pull all these projects together, integrate them into an operating system, put a nice easy to use front end on it - and sell it.

Again, out of the box turn key solution that works with minimum fuss and bother.

I didn't mean HAL, I meant HCL That was a typo.

A big list of hardware doesn't mean that the hardware is fully supported or the quality of the support is up to standard, able to be supported on alternative architectures or just a matter of recompiling given that drivers have platform specific code.

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