Tuesday Jun 16, 2009

links for 2009-6-16: The Future of SOA, Why Solaris Matters, SMS/Text Messages

Monday Nov 19, 2007

Linux going mainstream?

Admittedly, I'm getting much of this from a blog on DesktopLinux.com, but I've seen several stories lately indicating growing acceptance and adoption of Linux.

First, as is old news now, Dell begin selling machines with Ubuntu installed and supported. I should note it was also great to see the Sun and Dell agreement for Dell to sell machines with Solaris.

Next, Walmart begins selling Linux powered machines and sells out! Apparently they had about 10,000 of them and underestimated demand.

Third, Forrester calls Linux a credible threat to Windows. This along with another story indicating folks are increasingly open to non-Windows operating systems makes you go hmmmm.

Now, I'm hoping that Project Indiana increases the viability of Solaris on the desktop and when I can find some time, perhaps over the holiday break, I'll install the latest build and post some notes.

Thursday Aug 16, 2007

Solaris, Java CAPS, and Coopetition

I'm certainly not the only one blogging about today's announcement that IBM will distribute and Support Solaris on IBM hardware, after all Jonathan did too. But perhaps I have a different twist from others.

This is a classic case of coopetition, but Sun's cooperating with competitors does not extend to just IBM with Solaris but to many others as well. Specifically with Sun's software infrastructure (aka middleware) we support a wide variety of operating systems and platforms, specifically our Java Composite Application Platform Suite supports AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Windows and we are committed to doing so going forward and our competitors middleware runs on Solaris (WebLogic, AquaLogic, Fusion, JBoss, WebSphere). And the innovation we are doing around integration in Project Open ESB has binaries even available for Mac OS X (which is great since that's what I use!).

As Jonathan was quoted as saying today, "Our view is when you make your products available on other people's platforms, you just meet more customers, which just gives you more opportunities".

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