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[3]: Offensive
by Windows Sucks on Thu 25th Sep 2008 07:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Offensive"
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

The thing is that in Datacenters people are using X86. And on X86 and Intel 64 Bit Linux "smokes" Solaris and FreeBSD.

People say that Solaris and BSD are more stable etc. But interesting that Yahoo uses BSD and Solaris, Google is using Linux and smoking Yahoo and Microsoft.

Linux is the future on the server. Apple is the future on the Desktop it seems.

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RE[4]: Offensive
by javiercero1 on Thu 25th Sep 2008 08:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Offensive"
javiercero1 Member since:
2005-11-10

Wow... your logical dissonance is astounding.

Following your logic: Microsoft smokes Linux in the market place, ergo...

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RE[5]: Offensive
by Windows Sucks on Thu 25th Sep 2008 13:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Offensive"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Wow... your logical dissonance is astounding.

Following your logic: Microsoft smokes Linux in the market place, ergo...


Not on servers. Ergo. ??

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RE[4]: Offensive
by BluenoseJake on Thu 25th Sep 2008 15:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Offensive"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

BSD and Solaris are not the same thing, so don't group them together. BSD and Linux are fairly neck and neck in speed, and features, even though Linux has much wider hardware support. Solaris is a different OS, with different strengths and weaknesses

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I have MS telling me how I can use my computers enough, I don't need Apple's even more overbearing stewardship over my computers.

As for the BSDs, they tend to be more stable and standardized than the various Linux distros. OpenSSH, you can thank OpenBSD for that. I'd go more FreeBSD for my personal needs. In terms of server OS, for me, it comes down to Debian Stable/Testing or BSD and there's a reason why OpenBSD is so popular for publicly facing servers.

Windows speed versus Linux speed; sure.. Linux and Unix like OS are way ahead on many fronts. BSD being slower and more bloated than Linux based OS; your not thinking clearly.

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