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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x86 is buggy
by Kebabbert on Thu 25th Sep 2008 18:34 UTC
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Lets face it. Everyone that knows about x86 also can confess that it is a mess and riddled with bugs. SPARC on the other hand is more reliable and less buggy. That is the reason SUN is talking about SPARC for mission critical tasks. As they talk about ECC RAM, etc. x86 does NOT cut it for critical tasks.

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