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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RE: Offensive
by flanque on Thu 25th Sep 2008 00:03 UTC in reply to "Offensive"
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Yeah well it's his job to upsell and promote Linux. This is just a case of FUD, nothing more.

Perhaps he feels threatened to a degree and needs to reaffirm himself. Who knows.

You'll be hard pressed to convince highly skilled and professional Solaris admins that they should dump their infrastructure and knowledge base for Linux.

Also, his comments about long lifecycles is crudely inaccurate.

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