May 28, 2002
Solaris 9 vs. mainframe Linux
ZDNet has a column talking about the new Solaris 9 and how it stacks up to Linux. " Sun's bundled services will have a lot more credibility with customers than the mass of bundled free (as in beer and speech) utilities and services that accompany the typical Linux distribution. Many of these are top quality, but many are simply thrown in with the distribution because there's no cost to do so. But Sun can compete in all these areas while still, like Windows and Linux, allowing customers to use third-party add-ons if they prefer."