Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 23:18 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz loves to splatter the media with the line that Windows, Red Hat Linux and Solaris stand as the only operating systems of significance in the server kingdom. We've spent the last few years struggling to appreciate the seriousness of that claim. Sun's declining system sales failed to inspire much optimism about the company conquering the data centers of tomorrow with a deflating 'venerable' OS. A couple of recent items, however, have tweaked our view of Schwartz's favored claim. It could well be that Solaris - of all things - provides the 'iPod moment' Sun seeks." In the meantime, Sun upped the speed of some of its SPARC chips.
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Solaris is just good
by flanque on Wed 4th Apr 2007 02:47 UTC
flanque
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2005-12-15

It may not have the absolute most bleeding edge technology that say fedora or other named "bleeding edge" Linux distributions do, and it may not release as often as Linux, but for my needs (and they're big) it is very well suited as a solid platform, with solid hardware.

With Linux I get this feeling of "we're moving so fast it's hard to keep up", whereas with Solaris I get, "we're moving forward at a great pace with a solid future".

With Linux I feel as though things are so rushed to get them out, that there many rough edges appear. I don't get that with Solaris.

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