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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Unix is Dead ??
by kosmic on Thu 25th Sep 2008 10:31 UTC
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Common people leave the Drugs.

I work for one of the major ISP in Europe, and the majority of our servers is FreeBSD, we only have 10 or 15 linux box.

What BSD gives us is much better than any linux distribution out there.

FreeBSD is an OS, Linux is a lot of programs working togheter to make it an OS

Small footprint, only a few kernel modules, stability, easy to install apps and no dependecy hell.

Unix is alive and in very good shape.

Edited 2008-09-25 10:33 UTC

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RE: Unix is Dead ??
by siride on Thu 25th Sep 2008 11:12 in reply to "Unix is Dead ??"
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"FreeBSD is an OS, Linux is a lot of programs working togheter to make it an OS"

I hate to break it to you, but the two OSes are structured pretty much identically. It just happens that with FreeBSD, the low-level userspace is packaged together with the kernel, whereas on Linux, you have the kernel and then you have the GNU userland, packaged separately. Once it's all installed, though, there is no functional difference between the two OSes.

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RE[2]: Unix is Dead ??
by kosmic on Thu 25th Sep 2008 11:59 in reply to "RE: Unix is Dead ??"
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Except BDS is all put togheter by only a Team, and linux....

When working in a BSD environment you feel that everything is always where it is expected to be.

Now try that with Debian, Red hat, Suse....

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