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 Traumflug on Thu 25th Sep 2008 10:38 UTC in reply to "Some relevant poinst, but mostly FUD"
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The future is Linux and Microsoft Windows. It is not Unix or Solaris.

What a nonsense.

- MS Windows is clearly on the decline. While it still holds a bold market share majority, more and more companies escape the iron grip and offer alternatives. See Eee PC, see Dell's Linux, see IBM's Linux, ...

- To the best of my knowledge, I can't see how traditional Unixes (remember, Linux is a Unix derivate as well) hobbles the development of Linux as a kernel or Linux distributions as more complete environments. Much open source stuff runs on AIX, IRIX, HP/UX, Solaris as well, giving more perspective and fixing more bugs. On both sides.

- He totally forgot about Mac OS X. It's market share went from 3% to 9% over the last few years.

The gentleman doing such cheap and dirty claims is director of the Linux Foundation? This doesn't shade a good light on Free Open Source Software as a whole.

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