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Solaris vs. Linux comparison -- from the perspective of Sun Microsystems and others.
According to Sun, x86 Solaris and Linux differ in terms of scale and reliability. "Solaris is a much more mature operating system -- it has greater predictability, is more stable -- and applications behave better," Bill Moffitt, group product manager for operating systems at Sun, told NewsFactor. Solaris x86 also comes with a volume manager and a resource manager that enables server Latest News about Servers consolidation, capabilities absent from most Linux distros.

According to Moffitt, Linux is more suited to "bootstrap operations," projects for which organizations want faster technology turnover and experimentation. If the current version of a tool or library is not working right, IT people can find the next version in testing out on the Web somewhere, he said. "We control Solaris much more tightly -- we don't release pieces of it," Moffitt said.
 read more | mail this link | score:6957 | -Ray, July 20, 2003
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