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[3]: Unix is Dead ??
by Almindor on Thu 25th Sep 2008 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Unix is Dead ??"
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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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