Linked by David Adams on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:44 UTC, submitted by snydeq
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin has said it is time for Solaris to simply move out of the way and yield the future to Linux. 'The future is Linux and Microsoft Windows. It is not Unix or Solaris,' he claims, contending that Sun's strength in long-lifecycle apps is giving way to Linux, as evidenced by the rise of Web apps, where Linux holds a decided advantage, Zemlin claims. With capabilities such as ZFS and DTrace, Sun is trying to compete based on minor features, he says. 'That's literally like noticing the view from a third-story building as it burns to the ground.'
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by WereCatf on Wed 24th Sep 2008 23:06 UTC in reply to "FUD"
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Kinda eerie to hear something like this from someone representing Linux (how representative is it anyway?)

Agreed. I found his words pretty offensive even though I don't use Solaris or any other OS except for Linux and Windows. I'd say having even the slightest competition is good overall, it'll push everyone ever more forth. It also creates an interesting landscape for OS enthusiasts to explore. I haven't ever tried Solaris personally, but I have never heard anyone claiming it's inferior to Linux in any way either.

I have a feeling I am not alone in my feelings and I dare to estimate that his opinion is not representing the majority of Linux users.

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