Putting a nail in ones own foot

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.

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The problem RH has is there is 'nothing in the box' but air. Anyone can take any Linux distribution and add the parts they need to make the RHEL product -- and avoid the high price. Personally I prefer Gentoo, I can build just what my clients need and keep it updated.

Sun has done a much better job positioning opensolaris as a commodity product -- which it is, and adding real value on top of that. Can't wait to see what portaris has to offer.

The software might be free, but computers, systems design and maintainence all cost money.

di

Posted by diana on February 16, 2005 at 11:20 PM PST #

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