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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mmm... Solaris is *highly* overrated.
by sergio on Fri 29th Jan 2010 23:08 UTC in reply to "Not all *nix is equal..."
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Laggard AIX has something truly "enterprise" that trendy Solaris hasn't: good virtualization.

System p (and AIX) have incredible virtualization capabilities. The best UNIX virtualization by far... and AIX's been using the same technology for years, It's a really solid product. SUN changed their virtualization plans every year!

Containers/Zones and LDOMs are good but can't compete with AIX's LPARs (or VMware ESX or even Xen). You have to do black magic to run RHEL or Solaris 8/9 using "Branded Zones"... that's not "high end", that's not "Enterprise"... that's a complete joke.

ZFS and Dtrace are amazing, I love 'em, but They're pretty new technologies! You don't have ZFS in every Solaris box out there! (in fact VxVM and SVM are much more common). AIX have LVM since 1991 or so, and Linux since 1998.

Solaris is really good, but It isn't more "high end" than RHEL, AIX or any other Enterprise *nix. That's a complete marketing bullshit.

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