Linux Growing, OpenSolaris a Challenge

Linux showing signs of solid growth: "IDC study shows workloads running on Linux servers are shifting to become more business oriented, including databases and line-of-business apps" ... [but] ... "The white paper points out that Linux could face challenges from OpenSolaris if that alternative open source operating system begins to find favor on x86 platforms. In addition, the market dominating position of Windows also presents a challenge to long-term Linux success, especially as Microsoft competes to win Unix migrations." -- InfoWorld

Should be an interesting year, eh? Windows. Linux. OpenSolaris. Competition is good, no question about it (to a point, and if it's fair). We're the new guys on this block, though, since technically we haven't even launched yet (depending on what you think OpenSolaris is, and that is a tad confusing at the moment so I don't know exactly how the analysts are measuring us). It's nice to be considered in the conversation, though. But one thing I've noticed about these competitive market issues -- when the vendors go at it, the developers don't get all worked up about it. For the most part, anyway. Why is that? Guess they are heads down working ... 
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