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Solaris vs Linux Continues

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  • by VAXGeek (3443) on Monday September 27, 2004 @11:07AM (#10362617) Homepage
    raffe writes "Solaris Kernel Developer Eric Schrock is bloging more about the Solaris vs. Linux issue and linux kernel moneky Greg is answering on his blog. Eric's first part is is also still up and Greg's answer " Another reader also submitted reviews of the Linux desktop vs. Solaris 9. User reviews are welcome; please note that ITMJ is part of OSTG like Slashdot.

    New words of the day:


    Moneky bloging!
  • Wow... (Score:3, Funny)

    by solive1 (799249) on Monday September 27, 2004 @11:17AM (#10362720)
    It's tough for me to believe that people can argue on the internet without it turning into a flame war. Apparently, according to this article, it can happen.
  • by Maljin Jolt (746064) on Monday September 27, 2004 @11:26AM (#10362808) Journal
    Well, now who is so bold to register "Moneky Bloging" as a Slashdot nick?
  • Re:Wow... (Score:0, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 27, 2004 @11:35AM (#10362897)

    You're talking out of your ass, moron.

  • by Harry8 (664596) on Monday September 27, 2004 @11:48AM (#10363049)
    Oh Dude!
    You're missing out. Why would you want to recompile your kernel? Because you can.
    If nothing else you can watch all those cool compiler messages fly by enhancing your innner sense of 1337ness :)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 27, 2004 @11:51AM (#10363082)
    It is one extremely anal system, and it never ever goes down

    I had a boyfriend with a similar attitude. Not for long though.
  • by Moneky Bloging (816979) on Monday September 27, 2004 @12:48PM (#10363722)
    Whew. Barely made it past that stoopid "type this work exactly as it appears" thing. Scary.

    Wait a second. I must be new here.
  • by happyfrogcow (708359) on Monday September 27, 2004 @01:27PM (#10364118)
    i've used linux for exclusively for over 7 years at home and I've never recompiled my kernel.
    properly packaged distros usually do not require a kernel compile.

    parent neglects to mention he's still using the 2.0.32 kernel.
  • by ultranova (717540) on Monday September 27, 2004 @01:54PM (#10364408)

    Why are we not seeing Linux vs. Solaris X?

    Here [googlefight.com].

    Linux wins easily.

  • by JudgeFurious (455868) on Monday September 27, 2004 @04:19PM (#10366128)
    It's Clippy. That's why they won't change. If there was a Linux "Clippy" then we'd be beating back Windows users with a stick.

    Someone needs to start an Open Source Clippy project and start recruiting developers. We should be able to close the "Clippy Gap" before the end of the decade.
  • by maitas (98290) on Monday September 27, 2004 @06:44PM (#10367472) Homepage

    Ok, I'm a Sun employee... but an open mind one.... :-)

    As a "GNU/Linux vs. any other OS" (I know it wasn't the article's point, but I really like hard direct attacks, is like instinc to me) I always though that GNU/Linux could have an umbeatable advantage as for the total number of kernel programmers compared to any other OS. To put it on an example:
    - Back in 1991 Linux had only 1 kernel developper and 1 user (Linus Torvalds himself).
    - In 1995 Linux had 100 kernel developers and 1000 users (Ok, those are numbers invented by me).
    - In 2000 Linux had 1000 kernel developers and 100000 users (once more, numbers invented by me).
    - Nowadays Linux have 10000 kernel developers and 2000000 users (last time, I promise, numbers invented by me).

    The idea, is to try to make a geometrical prediction of when in time Linux will have more kernel developers than the biggest comercial OS has. After that point in time, the comunity can claim to have an unbeatable advantage, since, not only new technologies will be created first on GNU/Linux, but after any other creative comercial OS invent a new technology, it will take a really short period of time to be implemented in Linux.

    From that time on, Linux should have the majority of the OS market, leaving niche space to any other OS (something like QNX nowadays).

    I welcome any response to this post. Mainly if you think I'm insane, or even better, if you like my idea and have the correct number of kernel developers and users for all the years I listed, so I can do a Taylor aproximation and post a possible time of Linux supremacy, Pinky and Brain style ;-)


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