Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:08 UTC
Oracle and SUN "Several of the concerns about Oracle's acquisition of Sun have revolved around how Unix technologies led by Sun would continue under the new ownership. As it turns out, Solaris users might not have much to worry about, as Oracle executives on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to preserving the efforts. In the case of Solaris, Oracle had already been a big supporter of the rival Linux operating system. Oracle has its own Enterprise Linux offering, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, the idea that Linux and Solaris are mutually exclusive is a false choice."
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RE[3]: Could be worse
by Teknoenie on Fri 29th Jan 2010 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Could be worse"
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"I think Unix is a lecacy system. Sure there are a few places where it is still way ahead of Linux, but that goes both ways and Linux gets new features every 3 months and Unix .. like once a year at best."

You speak like this is a great thing! Sure, for your piddly little laptop/desktop it is, but for an enterprise it's a non-issue. Stability is paramount in these installations. A new feature is just that, new! There is less a chance that a new feature will go into production every three months anyway, as in a mission critical enterprise it would likely take that long just to test. That's why there are enterprise distributions and there are community distributions.

"You don't have to be a master futurist to know where that is going to end."

No you don't. It will end with an enterprise distribution with 3-7 years of support and nearly no newfandagled technology attached.

"Developing Unix in the long is just added cost. IBM unsterstands that and they want to dump AIX if their customers let them ( like in 2020 or something )"

IBM understands money, PERIOD! They don't care if you want to run Windows, AIX, GNU/Linux, Solaris, or any other OS. They care that you buy products and services from them. They make money by tailoring a solution to the need. If you think IBM is a GNU/Linux shop you're sadly mistaken. They're a hardware/software/services shop plain and simple.

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