April 2, 2007
It's the stack, stupid!
The server operating system wars never seem to slow down. Last week it was Red Hat's turn with the announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (REHL5), which incorporates the Xen open source hypervisor. Naturally there's also the endless market speculation about the final feature set and likely arrival date of Windows Server 2007 (aka Longhorn). And then there's Solaris, which with its nice value-add features like DTrace and its new status as open source software is making something of a comeback, it seems.