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: Not all *nix is equal...
by segedunum on Sun 31st Jan 2010 21:08 UTC in reply to "Not all *nix is equal..."
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You guys are dreaming that Linux is ready for the big time.

Hmmmmm, the last ten years hasn't happened then? ROTFL.

Even IBM who some Linux people see as some kind of saviour is saying that Linux is not Enterprise class and will sell you a POWERwotsit donkey cart in the biggest rack frame they can find.

IBM don't care what is installed on their machines. It's clear that AIX will be phased out eventually for Linux to save on support costs. Unlike Sun, they don't have a religious attachment to their in-house Unix and won't let it destroy them.

I use AIX, Solaris and Linux everyday, and Linux does not cut it *yet*. Sun gear and Solaris is truly Enterprise class....

That must be why Sun headed towards going bust, got bought out by Oracle and will definitely disappear if they follow the same strategy - because it has already failed.

Solaris quite simply has a lead over all Unix flavours (especially the laggard that is AIX) when it comes to scalability in numbers, and its got at least a 20 year head start on Linux.

Hmmmm, that must be why Sun has had its lunch eaten for the past ten years, IBM has made a ton of cash and Linux has flourished at Sun's expense.

Now, what I imagine Larry means is Solaris on the big Enterprise stuff for banks, scientific, military etc

Errrrr, Linux is already being used there sweetheart - and it's the very reason why Sun has headed headlong towards bankruptcy.

Still, a pig headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through!

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