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 10wattmindtrip on Thu 25th Sep 2008 16:04 UTC
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I don't necessarily agree that Solaris should be "on it's way out". DTrace is actually a very, very, very nice feature for developers. It was ported to FreeBSD not long ago. Though I still haven't had the time to play with it.
ZFS is one other feature that is awesome (at least on 64bit systems). That too was ported over to FreeBSD not too long ago. Granted, it's still experimental, but it was still ported over. Hmm... I see a trend.
Solaris has introduced not just those two things, but age as well. It's a mature OS with a lot power. However, *BSD seems to be a bit more suitable for at least me. Still, I don't see Solaris going anywhere anytime soon.
I find FreeBSD 7.0(64bit) much faster than linux. Maybe I'll do some benchmarks to see if it's true.

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