James Speaking for myself, not for Sun
Playing the part of Devil's advocate here:
Given the current state of Sun, one cannot help but wonder if Solaris will have the longevity to compete with Linux.
This has nothing to do with technical merits.
As we all know, technical superiority seldom has little to do with a product or technology's viability.
Sad, but true.
On 5/23/06, * James Foronda* <James.Foronda@xxxxxxx <mailto:James.Foronda@xxxxxxx>> wrote:
> I must say that my faith was swayed by the recent post from Michael Haddon about > using Solaris on AMD64. There is an alternative to Linux! There is another form of > Unix operating system on PC platform, this one decent, stable and well documented > and somebody is using it! Now that is what I call a good news! Linux, as it is now, > is almost buggy enough for Oracle to produce its own version. Then, we will all be > blessed by Linux 188.8.131.52.20048.FOOBAR version of Linux! There is a God and Linus > Torvalds is his prophet! There is no other explanation for the popularity of this > crap
Wow... this is one is for keeps. :) I have to say, though, that several people (off this list) have told me something similar.
Not only that... Solaris is also open source and completely free. If you want support, it is cheaper than redhat. :-)
If you are looking for technical reasons for using Solaris over Linux, there are quite a few reasons aside from stability of the release cycle but I'm not quite sure that I have the time to get into that right now.