> Troll accusing others of trolling? That's funny.
Yep, it is.
> However, the must funny part was about slowlaris beating Linux. Keep dreaming till you wake up and realize slowlaris is dead.
Meh, I hate it when people use derogatory terms for OSes since it weakens their argument. While on average system call time for example seems to be faster on Linux than Solaris 10 or 11 on the same hardware, it is a long way from Solaris 7 and 8 days where it could be rather bad.
Last week AIX come up and some comments called it dead, too. IBM sells over 5 billion power hardware for AIX a year (compared to about 8 billion a year for the Linux hardware market overall) and in the second quarter 2012 it gained 6 points market share in the Unix server sector. Sure, it fell 10% in revenue compared to the second quarter 2011, but every other Unix vendor fell more. This has in part to do with upgrade cycle, i.e. Power 7 -> Power 7+, T4 -> T5 for Oracle and the latest Itanium for HP. The Unix market overall is shrinking but calling it dead is far from the truth. There are also still plenty of main frames around simple because there are workloads where they excel and people called the main frame dead in the 90s, too. And I am sure any hardware vendor would love to have a 5 billion a year hardware product range with juicy margins on top of which it could sell quite a bit of services, too.
Large SMP Unix boxen will just simply not go away. Savings for using Linux vs. Unix seem to matter rather little once you figure in for example the cost of an Oracle DB on that box. On top of that add risk avoidance and potentially a little FUD and who in their right might would want to migrated a number of large DBs for potentially little gain? It is different for green field deployments, but decisions are done very differently in a conservative enterprise setup. So AIX, Solaris as well as HP/UX will be with us for some time to come ;)