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July 23, 2003

Industry Thoughts on Solaris/Sun vs Linux

I keep stumbling into articles, weblog entries, conversations where people are hinting/claiming/predicting that at some not-so-distant point Sun will be in such trouble that people using their hardware/OS will be in a bad predicament. Thought I'd take a stab at gathering some of those sources, which play an important part in our Linux plan.

Wired recently published McNealy's Last Stand, an article that ruffled a few feathers. In the article sources suggest uncertainty about where Sun will be in 5 years.

A Linuxworld opinion on the subject. News about Linux 2.6 kernel takes a jab in the last sentence, suggesting that with the new kernel features there is even less reason to stick with other Unix systems.

Newsfactor discusses problems with Sun's strategy in Solaris vs. Linux.

Have to pause on this entry . . . most likely will continue to build over time.

Posted by mike at July 23, 2003 10:36 AM