A Linux vs (Open)Solaris review
By elowe on Jun 07, 2005
A friend sent this link to what I think is a very well written, (mostly) impartial comparison of OpenSolaris vs RedHat and SuSE Linux. I personally agree with many of the author's conclusions, including some of his criticisms -- in particular, Sun has a major challenge ahead to build a strong open community, and gain buy-in from the major IHVs and ISVs on OpenSolaris as a platform.
It \*is\* all about building a community! From what I've seen within Sun to date, I can say that many, many folks are working very passionately to make sure that OpenSolaris will be a success, and are just as impatient as everyone else when it comes to waiting for the full source to go live... As a company, we are taking the need to build the community very seriously, and are quite excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. I can't say a lot more, but I will say when OpenSolaris does fully launch (it's coming.. I promise ;)) this will become quite evident.