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: Unix is Dead ??
by siride on Thu 25th Sep 2008 11:12 UTC in reply to "Unix is Dead ??"
siride
Member since:
2006-01-02

"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 ??"
kosmic Member since:
2007-09-24

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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RE[3]: Unix is Dead ??
by Almindor on Thu 25th Sep 2008 17:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Unix is Dead ??"
Almindor Member since:
2006-01-16

Only for the base system. Once you get to the desktop level libs and apps (ported usually) it's same and even worse on freeBSD due to poor packaging and management.

Proper Linux distroes on the other hand are put together by a dedicated Team and click much better (compare desktop integration of Ubuntu and FreeBSD with same soft. installed)

FreeBSD is good on servers tho, the source based ports also make sense there to custom-tweak your stuff. On everything else tho, I personally find it clunky, with low integration of subsystems, badly packaged and buggy (ports, not core).

Edited 2008-09-25 17:04 UTC

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RE[3]: Unix is Dead ??
by segedunum on Thu 25th Sep 2008 18:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Unix is Dead ??"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

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

That's a brilliantly useful statement, with ample amounts of quantitive evidence to back it up.

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