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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2005-11-10

Big-iron is/was on it's way out of the Datacenters.


Last time I looked IBM was making most of their money on "Big iron" in the Datacenter and Linux can run well on all that. IBM pushes it against their own Unix

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implicate_order Member since:
2008-09-26

"Big-iron is/was on it's way out of the Datacenters.


Last time I looked IBM was making most of their money on "Big iron" in the Datacenter and Linux can run well on all that. IBM pushes it against their own Unix
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That is a revival that is an aberration (as opposed to a norm). Most designs these days tend to be putting together applications on smaller boxes (identical hardware)so that, these can scale horizontally.

Tell me how many customers of IBM have actually implemented these monoliths?

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