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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Not dead at all...
by Weeman on Sat 27th Sep 2008 18:41 UTC
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Actually, they're still coding and doing cool stuff. A new thing I've found out reading their flag day page is that they're implementing fast reboot. That means the kernel makes all devices shut up, drops back to the boot loader and starts the system back up, without doing a full boot (i.e. BIOS POST, etc).

I don't see dead OSes trying to do new things of that scale.

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