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 daedalus8 on Thu 25th Sep 2008 21:45 UTC
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I don't agree with his points of view. I think that if you want to market your product you have to make your product look better than the rest rather than putting the others down.

It's like if I go to an interview and the hiring manager asks me "why should they hire me over the other guy" and I reply "well because the other guy doesn't know how to do anything correctly at all and all of his skills are minor". I don't believe that doing this makes me better than the rest at all, but simply a person that can't back his skills.

Besides that I'd like to see what happens to big mainframes. Most mainframes in the financial sector use Z/OS or one of its brothers. Those are Unix OSes so I think that insulting the Unix family is very low and inaccurate, specially when Linux is an OS that gathers ideas from Unix.

That's my two cents.

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