Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Nov 2002 09:24 UTC
Oracle and SUN This past year has been a breakthrough for Sun for both their Linux and Solaris products. The most intriguing news of all is possibly the challenge Sun poses to Microsoft with their Desktop Initiative announced a couple of months ago. We spoke to Bill Moffitt, Product Line Manager of the Solaris Lifecycle, about Linux, the desktop and Solaris. Update: Bill Moffitt replies on our forums.
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So, go to Red Hat
by Xavier on Tue 19th Nov 2002 10:52 UTC

RH have done a perfect move with rh8 :
- They have understood that Linux have only two interesting desktop application : Mozilla and OpenOffice. Mainly the future success of desktop Linux is driven by the success of Openoffice.
- They have, thanks, understood the fonts problem.

Unfortunatly they still lack the drivers and, not at the same level, the multimedia problem. Ok, Linux is nearly empty here.

Anyway Sun will not, at least immediately, solve them.

"better integration" ? Has anyone yet see a company coming with a "worst integration" ?

No Solaris kernel ( even closed ) ? So, go to Solaris. Yas it is far more expensive, but then the term "it's rock" is justified.

I prefer spending my time to look at more featured project.

Why not this very promising Indian move : the simputer ?
http://www.simputer.org/

The origin and the objective of this machine/architecture/system are safe and clear : "allow one computer to be shared by everybody in a village. Their data stored on a simple floppy". This obviously address an economic issue, give access to computing for poor people; Don't be angelist here, i just mean that the aim of the project is outside pur technical stuff. A very good begining for any system.