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Inaccuracy and further comment

Inaccuracy and further comment

Posted Nov 18, 2004 18:17 UTC (Thu) by larryr (guest, #4030)
In reply to: Inaccuracy and further comment by paulj
Parent article: Solaris 10

While I could agree it is debatable whether Sun as a company is in a tenuous position, I think from a technical point of view Solaris is without question an outstanding achievement, and Solaris 10 is arguably the most advanced operating system for business/mission critical operations.

What I would hope to see in editorials on LWN is recognition and celebration of the technical excellence of Solaris as a whole and of its several features and aspects which are arguably better than in any comparable operating system.

Larry


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Inaccuracy and further comment

Posted Nov 20, 2004 3:59 UTC (Sat) by paulj (subscriber, #341) [Link]

I dont think Sun is in a tenous position, it has a large customer base, a large and skilled engineering staff (NB: I'm obviously quite biased in saying that ;) ) and it has (from what I know of *public* Sun financial information) cash reserves. What Sun possibly does have to do is adapt to new market conditions (eg the commoditisation of core OS functionality by Linux and the rise of open source). Adapting to new conditions is something every company has to do to, and I think Sun can do it, I dont see why not.

As for Solaris 10 being the most advanced OS, or Solaris 10 versus Linux on a technical basis, well when i saw the article headline of "Solaris 10" i thought "great, now i'll get an informed, technical, objective, 3rd party view of Solaris 10 and how it stacks up" - I didnt get that, that's what disappoints me.

And btw, my job at Sun involves working on Free Software (least it has to date).

Inaccuracy and further comment

Posted Nov 20, 2004 7:30 UTC (Sat) by hppnq (guest, #14462) [Link]

Paul, you're on a Linux site, so any non-Linux OS review is here for a specific reason. Maybe you should read the article like that, to me it sounds like we've been reading different articles. Also, don't forget that you are probably much more informed than the average public, which might skew your perception.

Inaccuracy and further comment

Posted Nov 20, 2004 7:35 UTC (Sat) by hppnq (guest, #14462) [Link]

What I would hope to see is an objective review of Solaris' features, and I think we got that. What you want is here: all new and self healing.


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