Re: [solarisx86] Re: opera web browser
- Le 01/05/10 14:38, Tony Reeves a écrit :
> I wonder how many Ultra27's actually run Solaris?with all the past history of systems growing success starting from
> 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.
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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- In message <201004302329.o3UNTNG3025676@...>, John D Groenveld wr
>Bummer. I was looking forward to 10.50 for Solaris.Cade Metz on Solaris support:
| Whither Solaris support? It's not coming. "In order to ensure a
| consistently high quality browser across our most popular desktop
| platforms we have reluctantly decided to drop support for
| Solaris," reads a post from Ruari Odegaard.
>BTW any word yet whether Larry Ellison and company will continueAnd on HTML5 video:
>Scott McNealy and company's funding of development of a video
>format which won't require a purchase of Codeina nor a download
>of Adobe's plug-in?
| Evenes also offers Opera's new Vega graphics engine and
| support for HTML5 video via the free and open Ogg Theora