Linked by Rahul on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 14:25 UTC
Linux ServerWatch writes about the slow but sure death of UNIX by the onslaught of Linux and customers moving from older proprietary UNIX systems to commercially supported open source enterprise Linux distributions. "Linux does have one killer feature that is driving the switch: lower cost. Many companies are discovering Linux to be extremely attractive from a cost perspective. Take the experience of Sabre, a travel company that replaced Solaris with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) running on x86 machines, resulting in lowering costs 90 percent (with a three-fold speed gain to boot). These potential cost savings, which include hardware maintenance costs savings, are not to sniffed at."
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probably other UNIX but
by GerryH on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:57 UTC
GerryH
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2008-10-23

I don't really understand how someone could argument that Solaris is going away.
Just look at the increasing numbers of Software available for Solaris

and the download numbers and community increase ... very constant increasing
http://opensolaris.org/os/community/advocacy/metrics/

And if you are not aware I think the best Sun could do is also more investing in Solaris x86.
I mean don't get me wrong Linux has it's advantages ... but features like
- Zones
- ZFS
- Service Managment Facility
- Dtrace
- binary compatibility from Solaris x86 (old version) to actual version
- binary compatibility from Solaris sparc old 2 new version
- source code compatibility from Solaris sparc and x86

havn't you ever had the trouble with the wrong glibc version ...

just my 5 cent
and looking forward to upcomming Opensolaris 2008.11 with a bunge of new features which are going definetly in the right direction...
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=opensolaris_2008...

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