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 fretinator on Thu 25th Sep 2008 16:10 UTC
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Dear [Open]Solaris:

Greetings! We are so glad to hear of your timely demise. We take this opportunity to welcome you to the land of the dead. Perhaps your are fearful of this great unknown land of the shadows, but we can assure you of the many great things you can soon expect to experience:

1. While the "living" dance on your grave, you will go on merrily serving the needs of your users far and wide.

2. While the Dot-coms and Dot-bombs swell and pop, you will maintain a steady course under the radar. Companies will gravitate toward your new-found "stable condition".

3. Years from now, after the "dust to dust" has settled, you will have been found to have accompished far more post-mortem than pre.

Undeadly yours,
The BSD's

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