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Re: GPL'ing Solaris won't save SUN

From: UNIX admin
Subject: Re: GPL'ing Solaris won't save SUN
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:26:06 +0200

> They don't.  And CEOs don't either. If you talk to people in IT, SUN
> is becoming the definition of clueless. Most Unix shops are now run by
> Linux advocates, look how quickly Linux is replacing Unix.  If Linux
> advocates don't guide the PHB to SUN (and they won't if it doesn't
> have a TRUE Linux strategy), then IBM will get all SUN's business.
> Funny how quickly the tables turn.  Throughout the 90's SUN was eating
> IBM's mainframe business, and now SUN is totally clueless.

But that doesn't make Linux better. In fact, Linux has severe problems when
it comes to integrating it into the enterprise infrastructure, for example
into an NIS/NFS/AutoMounter/CacheFS network.
Linux support is more expensive than Sun's own. The only thing it has going
for it is bigger (not necessarily better) PC-bucket HW support and the fact
that in runs on ultra-cheapo PC-bucket hardware. And therein lies the
misconception that Linux is cheaper.
But it is not cheaper, it is more expensive than Solaris. Well actually, we
can't even compare it with Solaris, because Linux is just the kernel, and
not an OS. So much for our

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