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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Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

Why aren't people switching over to Solaris? They are.


Who is?

Which companies?

According to revenue people are not buying anything from SUN? So I wonder who is switching to Solaris?

Edited 2008-09-26 22:03 UTC

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tpenta Member since:
2005-07-07

How about Greenplum and Fox? See Jonathan's blog of a few days back - http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/openstorage_and_really_big_data

The lead paragraph being, ...

"I just wanted to extend my congratulations to the team at Greenplum, and our joint customers at Fox Interactive Media - the folks behind MySpace, Photobucket, IGN, FOXSports.com, and a whole series of web properties that together represent one of the single largest audiences on the web."

Someone once said that when the only tool you have is a hammer, all problems look like nails, one might draw an analogy that when your focus is in pushing one OS you tend not to notice things that another might do that are interesting.

Alan (who while he works for Sun, is proud to *not* be an operating systems zealot).

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