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: Why are Linux guys pr*cks?
by tweakedenigma on Thu 25th Sep 2008 15:20 UTC in reply to "Why are Linux guys pr*cks?"
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Although I agree with you on your point that SUN has done a lot for FOSS, the attitude expressed by Jim Zemlin is pretty common in the IT world.

What I mean by that is most of us are arrogant pricks and when we think we are right we tell you, and its normally not in the friendliest of ways.

I do Disagree with what Jim Zemlin has said, I think SUN has a lot to offer server side with Solaris, and client side with apps like OpenOffice. Although I think Open Solaris is kind of weak but I will wait and see where it goes.

I guess my real point is Jim Zemlin sounds like the kind of IT you would expect to find in a server room making sure the junior administrators realize they aren't as smart as they think, and he should probably know by now he is in charge of a organization and the things he says publicly might bite him later.

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