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[3]: SCO
by cutterjohn on Wed 31st Mar 2010 15:35 UTC 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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RE[4]: SCO
by tylerdurden on Wed 31st Mar 2010 18:07 in reply to "RE[3]: SCO"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

It obviously depends on the market.

Solaris is pretty alive in the high end spectrum of the data center. But for the bottom segment, indeed Linux has pretty much replaced any other alternative in its space.

Still, if only Linux and GNU settled their f*cking interfaces or at least make them a bit more stable. The fragmentation in their user land is not helping at all. If they want to actually continue growing and not plateau soon, the linux people need to get their act together. It is insane that there are 10 different ways to bring up init and configure a system using the same f*cking kernel and tool chain. Not to mention that there are at least 4 major incompatible packaging infrastructures which offer exactly the same functionality. And on and on...

At some point efforts like Linux stop being an the same high growth system which advanced via concurrent exploration, and start to stagnate when effort and productivity are wasted due to unnecessary replication of resources. The challenge for the Linux folk will be how to make that transition. It will be interesting, and if history is a guide the "better" approach will not necessarily be the winner.

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