Solaris - Unbreakable, Unfakeable, Open, and the most Affordable!

In light of the recent announcements by Oracle on the creation of "Larry Linux", I thought it would be prudent to comment about where Solaris fits into this picture. Oracle was hoping to fill a perceived hole in the support of Linux for the Enterprise. Oracle believes they can do this better than Red Hat. While won't comment on whether or not Oracle can support Linux better than Red Hat, I am looking forward to seeing the "tars" from Larry Linux :)

Anyway, this recent announcement led me to realize that Solaris "now more than ever" is the best choice to run your enterprise. If you want open, Solaris is open. If you want iron-clad Unfakeable, Unshakeable, Unbreakable, ... well Solaris has been running enterprises since before Linux was a twinkle in Torvalds eye. Finally, if it comes down to price - Oracle will not cut you any breaks on Database support... You may have to mortgage your house just to get a years support for Oracle. But if you want to save some pocket change on OS support, Solaris beats Red Hat and Larry Linux in that category as well.
    Red Hat: $999
Larry Linux: $399
    Solaris: $120

Seems like a pretty easy choice to me...
Comments:

Glenn, You have shown the following cost comparison of supporting Linux: _________________ Red Hat: $999 Larry Linux: $399 Solaris: $120 _________________ Is this cost based on per server, per Oracle instance, per user license, or ? Thanks Amir

Posted by Amir Hameed on November 29, 2006 at 09:04 PM PST #

These are the base support costs of a one CPU license for the various operation systems. The support costs for Oracle on the other hand are nearly 300X that of Solaris :)

Posted by Glenn Fawcett on November 30, 2006 at 11:46 PM PST #

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