Le 01/05/10 14:38, Tony Reeves a écrit :
> I wonder how many Ultra27's actually run Solaris?
> Reality is that Solaris is dead duck as a desktop OS. Linux has a miniscule
> market share for desktops, Solaris is way behind Linux in the desktop
> segment. Much as I love running Solaris on my laptop, I do wonder at the
> value of focussing Solaris engineers on WiFi, graphics etc, instead of
> server specific development.
with all the past history of systems growing success starting from
desktop to server, rather than the other way around (eg, AIX, Solaris,
MS Windows, to cite but a few), I wonder how desktop can still be
ignored by anybody wanting a long-term success.
Oracle getting ready to compete with IBM's mainframes is just a rerun of
what Sun did in the 90's, when they started thinking that they were too
proud to work on mere desktops.
But the mainframe market is *already* dead, so they won't go very far
As for a desktop Unix, Apple has shown that yes, there is a vibrant
market for it. Burying heads in sand and ignoring it by repeating that
Linux, Linux, Linux still doesn't do it is ignoring that *they* managed
it very successfully, even on cell phones.
And well, even if Linux still doesn't have a great market share
percentage - at least the overall numbers are steadily increasing
AFAICT, rather than decreasing.
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