Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 22:32 UTC, submitted by aaronb
Legal It's time for bed over here, but before I turn in with a nice cup of tea and a Gilmore Girls episode, we've got some good news for you: SCO has been dealt yet another major blow in its baseless lawsuit against Novell. A jury has ruled that Novell owns the UNIX copyrights - not SCO.
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RE: SCO
by lucas_maximus on Wed 31st Mar 2010 00:02 UTC in reply to "SCO"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

As much as I dislike SCO ... Linux lacks quality and consistency when compared to Solaris, IRIX and the BSD ... which in the end turned me away form it.

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RE[2]: SCO
by Laurence on Wed 31st Mar 2010 09:17 in reply to "RE: SCO"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

As much as I dislike SCO ... Linux lacks quality and consistency when compared to Solaris, IRIX and the BSD ... which in the end turned me away form it.


I guess that very much depends on how you judge Linux.

If you're talking about Linux as in software distributions as whole OSs, then that's a little unfair as, for the most part, the same FOSS that runs on Linux also runs on BSD et al.

If you're talking about Linux as in the kernel, then I'd love to know what is missing from the Linux kernel that is in Solaris, IRIX and BSD/Mach as, from my perspective, I've found the Linux kernel to be very stable, powerful and yet still flexible.

If you're talking about enterprise tools, then have you factored RHEL (and the lark) that specifically target the same enterprise market as (for example) Solaris (thus comparing like for like)?


The problem with Linux is it's such a diverse beast that many comparisons don't seem to be a fair "like for like" comparison.
So while I'm not trying to undermine your experience*, I'd love some elaboration on your point.


footnote:
* I have used FreeBSD and Solaris (+ OpenSolaris and NexentaCP) but not IRIX. However the set ups I've built have been very modest by most servers standards. So I don't boast to be an expert on the subject.

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RE[3]: SCO
by lucas_maximus on Wed 31st Mar 2010 09:26 in reply to "RE[2]: SCO"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

GNU/Linux has the problem of having inconsistent documentation, breaking drivers (that did work) and reinventing the wheel (ALSA, PulseAudio) when there are already good software that could have been built upon. It very much the attitude of one of the software engineers at our place .. completely rewrite something from scratch because you don't like how some else has done it even thought it work.

Most of the BSD base system except for things like GCC are now not GNU.

Edited 2010-03-31 09:27 UTC

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RE[3]: SCO
by cutterjohn on Wed 31st Mar 2010 15:35 in reply to "RE[2]: SCO"
cutterjohn Member since:
2006-01-28

Actually linux has MUCH better drivers nowadays than ALL of those mention *NIX versions and *SD distros(meaning the 3 major ones: open, net and plain old BSD).

Even for servers if I was going cheap today, I don't know that I'd bother with *SD any longer. Solaris is just about dead, and AFAICT IRIX IS already dead.

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