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Solaris vs. Linux Debate Continues

Sep 27, 2004, 22:45 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Kroah-Hartman, Eric Schrock)

Linux Kernel Monkey Log: A Rebuttal of a Single Sun Misinformed Developer

"Ah, so I read the comments that Eric Schrock had about why Sun doesn't want to help with Linux kernel development, and as a Linux kernel developer I thought I would attempt to address his major points, and explain as to why Linux developers feel this way. It's still early in the morning for me, so this might seem a little disorganized, but what the hell...

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Schrock: Rebutting a Rebuttal

"Sigh. It's one thing to believe in sound engineering values, and quite another to develop them as an integral part of your OS . I'm not saying the Linux doesn't care about these things at all, just that they're just not a high priority. The original goal of my post was not 'our technology is better than yours,' only that we have different priorities. But if you want a technology comparison, here are some Solaris examples...

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Linux Kernel Monkey Log: A Continued Discussion with a Sun Developer, Round 2

"That being said, I'd first like to address his closing comment, which was regarding my comment about Linux not going anywhere:

"For some reason, all Linux advocates have an 'us or them' philosophy. In the end, we have exactly what I said at the beginning of my first post. Solaris and Linux have different goals and different philosophies. Solaris is better at many things. Linux is better at many things..."

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