Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Apr 2009 22:11 UTC
Microsoft At the Linux Collaboration Summit, held last week in San Francisco, an interesting panel discussion took place about Linux' position in the wider operating systems market. Included were Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation executive director, Ian Murdock, Sun community and developer vice president, and Sam Ramji, Microsoft platform strategy director. Titled "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?", the discussion focussed on Microsoft's somewhat dubious relationship with the open source community.
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RE: No, We Can't Get Along
by kwag on Tue 14th Apr 2009 06:13 UTC in reply to "No, We Can't Get Along"
kwag
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2006-08-31

"Linux and open source software has eaten Sun's Unix lunch and commoditised the hardware that they thought they were always going to sell."

(*Cough*) Take a walk (or invitation) to your local phone company (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) Central Offices and MTSOs, and you'll see SUN (metal) servers everywhere, and you'll be able to count (with one hand!) the number of PC's running Linux.

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RE[2]: No, We Can't Get Along
by Soulbender on Tue 14th Apr 2009 06:22 in reply to "RE: No, We Can't Get Along"
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2005-08-18

and you'll see SUN (metal) servers everywhere, and you'll be able to count (with one hand!) the number of PC's running Linux.


Dont forgot to check exactly when those big-iron servers were bought. Most likely not in the last couple of years...

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RE[3]: No, We Can't Get Along
by kwag on Tue 14th Apr 2009 07:14 in reply to "RE[2]: No, We Can't Get Along"
kwag Member since:
2006-08-31

"Dont forgot to check exactly when those big-iron servers were bought. Most likely not in the last couple of years... "

Sorry fella!, but they're up to date, and with current maintenance contracts for a long time.
As I said. You can count the number of Linux servers with one hand on these markets. Maybe in the next decade we'll see a different picture, but as it stands now, SUN is far from being dethroned on this segment.

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