Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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RE[7]: Solaris is dead.
by kaiwai on Thu 19th Mar 2009 03:09 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Solaris is dead. "
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You are wrong yet again for failing reading comprehension:

The first viable commercial entity was selling GNU/Linux on diskette ... Internet was slow as hell in most places. ISP came in much later when the internet we know today started to take off around 1996-1998.

Who said anything about selling linux - I am talking about Linux use in the commercial space. I raised the point that one of the first uses in the commercial space was in ISP's who wanted a good enough UNIX like operating system that ran on cheap PC hardware that was available at the time. They were some of the first Linux customers.

As for the rest of the post; its worthless waffle that has nothing to do with the kernel of the post; the point I was making was that Linux got a foot hold into the commercial world through its use in ISP's then it expanded out beyond that. With the dot-com boom Linux use expanded out beyond the ISP's, and into the other commercial entities who wanted to have an online presence, then it moved into the back ends of organisations. Again, these customers saw Linux as good enough technology (GET) to do the job.

Again, why you have even raised the issue of selling Linux - it is completely irrelevant to the discourse taking place - its the equivalent of jumping up and randomly screaming out, "I love pink fluffy bunny slippers".

Edited 2009-03-19 03:13 UTC

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RE[8]: Solaris is dead.
by Moulinneuf on Thu 19th Mar 2009 05:31 in reply to "RE[7]: Solaris is dead. "
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Who said anything about selling linux

That would be me ...

I am talking about Linux use in the commercial space.

No , I also replied to one quoted point I disagreed with see here :

Then you went on a diatribe about how you think it got started , to witch I rightfully replied it was wrong and offered correction :

To point out the obvious :

1991 when it started.
1996 when the ISP became customer.


are missing from your reality and apparently don't mater. ( hello !! that's when the major distribution got started )

No ISP as big contributor ...

It's time to face reality , GNU/Linux did the work other refused to do or where unable to do , there is no luck or special parnership involved as most BSD have 1 or 2 ISP as there contributer/funder. Yahoo also existed before Google ...

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