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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RE[3]: Offensive
by Kebabbert on Sun 28th Sep 2008 09:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Offensive"
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"Of course, there are links that showing to migrate from Solaris to Linux is better. But for instance this link, I think doesnt tell the whole picture:,289142,s.....
If you migrated old Solaris 8 Sparc machines to new Solaris 10 machines then you would also see a big performance boost."

I forgot to add: If you migrated 800 old Solaris 8 Sparc machines to 4000 new machines with Solaris 10, then you would also see increased performance. Actually it would not matter if it were Linux or Solaris on the machines. It would be faster. Maybe Solaris would be slightly faster than Linux. But who knows?

For you developers who dont know what DTrace is. Read this short article that shows it's unique magical features, and tell me DTrace isnt overhyped. Only developers will understand this, you rest skip this:

Edited 2008-09-28 09:28 UTC

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