Putting a nail in ones own foot
By John Clingan-Oracle on Feb 16, 2005
Check out Alan's blog entry on Red hat vs Sun. Alan's a good read on these types of things. The press is having a hey-day with "... banging the final nail in the coffin for Solaris". I suppose that if your entire product line consists of a hammer , everything looks like a nail :) OK, they do have small, medium and large. They have yet to SuperSize. Now please excuse me while I go make final arrangements ...
OK, \*just kidding\*. The only arrangements I'm making deal with customer Solaris investments. I feel pretty darn optimistic from where I'm sitting (Starbucks in case you were wondering). Solaris 10 is an excellent operating system.
That doesn't mean Solaris is putting a nail in Red Hat's coffin. Saying that would be pure nonsense. When company representatives make claims like like this, the FUD-detector should go off. Just like my hammer and small/medium/large comment. That should have set off the FUD-detector too. My FUD was for a cheap laugh (did it work?). Robertson's FUD? well, that's just pure nonsense.