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Solaris Is Dead. Long Live Linux

Apr 01, 2010, 18:02 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)

"Hot on the heels of acquiring Sun, Oracle has changed the license for Solaris making it non-free once again. In a time like this, such a move can only be fatal and of course ultimately beneficial to Linux.

"We are all waiting to see just exactly what Oracle will do with the late Sun’s assets. Now we are starting to see some of the picture loud and clear.

"Linux has certainly revolutionized the computer industry. What was once the domain of expensive, proprietary Unix systems now belongs to our favorite operating system. With big players like IBM making the decision to support Linux, it has effectively killed off its proprietary competition. Google’s entire network runs on Linux, as does the majority of the Internet."

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