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OpenSolaris option
by cade on Tue 19th May 2009 06:10 UTC
cade
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2009-02-28

How about the OpenSolaris option !

Part of Linux's problems may stem from the fact that it grew from someones bedroom rather than from demands of a commercial/"real world" environment.

The open source OpenSolaris stems from the latter scenario. This operating system is powerful/wonderful and can be positioned as a mainstream OS if it keeps getting polished.

There are many technologies in (Open)Solaris that Linux is now starting to clone or can only dream about (e.g. ZFS, DTrace, predictive self healing, programming tools (SunStudio) that leverage Dtrace/etc. technologies, etc.) and stem from the commercial-based realities that affected the design of Solaris from the point of view of Sun Microsystems.

Think of Linux as serving it's purpose in showing that a sufficiently open-sourced operating system has advantages.

Now that this purpose has caused Solaris to be open-sourced by a major company (i.e. Sun), then drop Linux and embrace/support OpenSolaris.

Yes, Linux developers, that means YOU !
Port your Linux apps to OpenSolaris and get your customers onto OpenSolaris.


That's all folks !

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