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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Different strokes for different folks...
by IanSVT on Wed 4th Apr 2007 03:01 UTC
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I disagree with the notion that those three operating systems are the only ones that matter. If you used his logic, you could continue on to say that the only operating system that really matters is Windows, and the market tends to show that.

Although exec-u-speak isn't always well grounded. There are things that Windows does well that I would go near using Solaris or Red Hat, email and directory services. Well, that might be too nice of a comment for Active Directory, seeing as it's not very flexible at all. But it's requirement for other Microsoft products require it and they are what drives AD among other things.

The reality is, the IT world is really a venn diagram, which covers more than Schwartz likes to admit.

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