Solaris Is Dead. Long Live Linux
Apr 01, 2010, 18:02 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)
No-Size-Fits-All! An Application-Down Approach for Your Cloud Transformation REGISTER >
"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."