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[News] Microsoft Turns Linux, OpenSolaris and UNIX Battles to FUD Against Them

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Turns Linux, OpenSolaris and UNIX Battles to FUD Against Them
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:12:35 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Linux vs. Unix (Cost)

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| What’s going on is that moving between Unix variants like Solaris and Linux 
| is fairly easy, but comments like Anton’s reflect Microsoft’s success in 
| piggy-backing a general anti-Unix message on Red Hat’s anti-Sun sales 
| strategy - and that’s the bottom line: for Anton this whole Unix/Linux 
| distinction is probably just a mistake, for Microsoft it’s a deliberate and 
| dishonest marketing ploy, and for you it’s a mind trap to avoid.     


The Root of All Evil

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| So, what is all this talk about? Well, the point is: I'm very concerned about 
| OpenSolaris' future and the future of this community as well, being the 
| reason something called Project Indiana.  



An Open Letter to the Community: A Proposed Solution

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| In closing, I believe in light of recent frustrations that a word be devoted 
| to Mr Ian Murdock. I have had the pleasure of meeting with him several times 
| since coming to Sun and getting to know his mind. I believe with ever core of 
| my being that he is one of the most open minded and receptive technologists 
| that I've ever met. I am personally offended by the various accusations that 
| he is closed minded or inflexible. I humbly ask the community to consider 
| that there are many persons at Sun who have various agenda's which are in 
| several cases being unfairly placed on him. He has tried to be open and 
| honest with the community and repaid with mockery and condescending remarks.        


"Save a Penguin, Unplug a Linux Server" May Win Most-Flamable E-Mail Award  

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| I just got an e-mail from Sun which is probably the largest violation
| of L. Ron Hubbard's Survey tech that I've ever seen. It was an e-mail
| with the title of, "Save a Penguin - Unplug a Linux Server Today". 


Morton: no merging of OpenSolaris with Linux

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| Don’t expect to see key features of OpenSolaris showing up in the Linux 
| kernel, said a top  Linux maintainer. 


Solaris can never be Linux

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| Things haven't changed much at Sun. When Sun launched its
| OpenSolaris project in 2005 it used the Common Development and
| Distribution Licence - which is incompatible with the GPL - and
| some system code was not released.


OpenSolaris fans in a tizzy over 'Project Copy Linux'

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| Sun Microsystems has moved one mailing list posting closer to explaining 
| how it plans to mimic the Linux distribution model with OpenSolaris.
| [...]
| The Solaris vendor spent the early part of this century mocking Linux. 
| Next, it forced then CEO Scott McNealy to don a penguin suit and waddle
| around in front of analysts, extolling the virtues of Sun's own flavor
| of Linux. Then, Sun scrapped its own Linux in favor of selling Red Hat, 
| while also mocking Red Hat.
| Now we find Sun trying to imitate part of the development model pushed 
| by Canonical and Red Hat. Even though Sun likes to hold tight control 
| over the Solaris proper releases, you can imagine the vendor picking 
| up valuable bits and pieces created by the OpenSolaris developer 
| community, just like the Linux vendors do with the work produced by 
| their developer armies.


A First Look at The “OpenSolaris Developer Preview”

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| The Indiana project within OpenSolaris.org has been spearheaded by Ian 
| Murdock since the day he joined Sun. The idea was always simple and direct; 
| to create a reference distribution based on all the open source bits 
| available. To release something that allows anyone to just download it, run 
| it, extend it without looking near and far for components.    


Sun opens 'Indiana' chapter of OpenSolaris

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| However, not everything was flawless. In an inversion of the usual troubles, 
| the operating system balked at using a wired network connection while working 
| smoothly with my wireless adapter. Also, the fonts are ugly, with an 
| un-antialiased capital U. And the operating system noticed but failed to 
| mount a USB drive I inserted. For a better look at Indiana, though, check 
| sites such as Blastwave.     


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