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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protagonist
Member since:
2005-07-06

Where do they find these people. Last time I checked OS X had a much larger market share than Linux so how is UNIX irrelevant? I also use BSD which i switched to after a lot of frustration running Linux.

Don't get me wrong, I have helped a few people switch to Linux which I prefer to Windows, but for my own uses it is just not what I want. People like this are not helping the Linux cause at all.

Edited 2008-09-24 23:37 UTC

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Last time I looked when you compare Solaris and Linux its most likely going to be on servers and Mac OS has NO presence on servers at all. (Even though apple pretends to make a server OS)

Unix has been dead since Google started to use Linux and almost all super computers started to using Linux and it started to take over device markets and phone markets.

Linux is mainstream now, we have to face the fact that on the server its Linux and Windows and that is that. And now Linux is going to be marketed like anything else if it's going to continue to grow market share etc.

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chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

"Unix has been dead since Google started to use Linux and almost all super computers started to using Linux"

Ridiculous reasoning!

Google is but one company, however you want to measure it there is no denying that Unix systems have great market penetration in the things they have been targeted at. The financial services industry is almost solely using Solaris or AIX for their heavy lifting. Telco's are heavy users of Solaris as are the oil industry and military.

On the web-tier LAMP is king, but keep in mind that Sun's new CMT boxes running Solaris have changed the price/performance ratio in this market.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Linux is mainstream now, we have to face the fact that on the server its Linux and Windows and that is that. And now Linux is going to be marketed like anything else if it's going to continue to grow market share etc.

Linux has basically always earned its popularity and grown based on real advantages compared to other OSes (especially Windows) and its own merits. You claim that it's now mainstream--if that's the case, it seems that word of mouth really paid off. Given that, why the hell would it take FUD and belittling the competition (which, no doubt, Linux is riding off the success of in terms of system design) to start selling it now that it's already relatively popular? Solaris *is* UNIX. Linux was designed right from the start to be a *clone* of UNIX.

I'm sorry, but this guy seems like nothing more than an arrogant prick. All the article did was praise Linux as if it were his god, and put every other UNIX or UNIX-like operating system down.

Edited 2008-09-25 12:34 UTC

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bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Where do they find these people. Last time I checked OS X had a much larger market share than Linux so how is UNIX irrelevant? I also use BSD which i switched to after a lot of frustration running Linux.

Don't get me wrong, I have helped a few people switch to Linux which I prefer to Windows, but for my own uses it is just not what I want. People like this are not helping the Linux cause at all.


OSX has a desktop market share, but their server share is trivially small while linux is quite considerable... I would say Solaris has considerably higher server share than OSX too...

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