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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I agree that AIX+POWER probably has better virtualization capabilities than Solaris+SPARC. After all IBM has all the mainframe know-how. I wouldn't say that Sun should be ashamed, as most of things which you outlined can be done with other tools, like Sun Cluster (as for live migration).

I forgot all about Sun Cluster so yeah, you are spot on. Still, I've worked intensely with both, though it's been a while since I worked in a SPARC environment, and I have to say that for me, Virtualization on POWER kicks it's rear end. In the end though, they are both excellent systems and preferences do vary.

I'm still waiting for Linus to acknowledge the need for stable kernel API and ABI. Until that day, I can't take Linux seriously, sorry.

Lol! Fair enough :-)

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