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New Agreed
Given their installed based, they will be around for a long time.
But they will fall, just like the rest of the big Unix vendors.

Given the choice between being locked in to a single vendor,
and the illusion of multiple Linux vendors, it is a no brainer
for a CTO to choose Linux on x86 over Solaris on x86.

The Sun techs might be unhappy, but imagine if they are
give the choice: Linux or Windows?

They will fully support the Linux in that scenario.

Well, maybe not fully, maybe there will be problems, but
they will play the hero and save the day, if they have a
possible windows migration hanging over their heads.

If they are already a Sun shop, I'll bet they still dabble
in Linux for education and edge / compute / samba boxes.

Which gives them choices in the future. Single vendor
lockin is the ultimate sin for a CTO.
New sure but if solaris is opensource?
and you have the large installed base of solaris knowledgable programmers that can now get all the dev tools free? with a rock solid hardware support base, it may be tuck and go but better than betting on sparc.
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New Won't matter
Groundswell is Linux.
Paid programmers who contribute do Linux.
All the other vendors (HP, IBM, etc) will contribute to Linux, not Solaris.
     Solaris 10 x86 vendor support - (admin) - (21)
         Don't expect it to get any better - (broomberg) - (1)
             It's not the same effort. - (admin)
         thanx - (boxley) - (8)
             Who told you? - (admin) - (3)
                 let me sniff around tomorrow -NT - (boxley) - (2)
                     Thanks. - (admin) - (1)
                         we have sun paid evangelists onsite :-) -NT - (boxley)
             Sun may be betting the farm on it... - (ben_tilly) - (3)
                 Agreed - (broomberg) - (2)
                     sure but if solaris is opensource? - (boxley) - (1)
                         Won't matter - (broomberg)
         Can someone give the abridged description of "endian"? (new thread) - (drewk)
         Linux Application Environment - (boxley) - (8)
             Thanks. - (admin)
             lxrun != LAE - (admin) - (6)
                 yes it is :-( - (boxley) - (5)
                     Not according to Sun - (admin) - (4)
                         " LAE is supposed to be kernel-level support" - (boxley) - (3)
                             Re: " LAE is supposed to be kernel-level support" - (admin) - (2)
                                 just repeating what the insider is telling me -NT - (boxley) - (1)
                                     Moot point until they release LAE anyways. - (admin)

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