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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The Article states fact..
by joshbaptiste on Thu 25th Sep 2008 17:25 UTC
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2008-09-09

What all the technical heads here don't understand is that it's not the developers that decide what a major corporation uses for its servers, Its the CIO/CTO and/or technical managers.

These guys don't care ZFS/Dtrace make System admins/developers lives easier and most likely never heard of them. They read CIO magazine and shop for the current buzzword and what their other CIO buddies are purchasing. I'm sorry but the momentum on server side processing is currently towards GNU/Linux. Open Solaris being "technically" superior with its tools/Filesystems is irrelevant from this aspect. (remember VHS vs Beta max?)

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