[Novalug] Is Microsoft dying???
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Sat Oct 30 14:39:54 EDT 2010
NFS. NIS. Java.
Sun was The Cool UNIX Vendor, who picked up the ball when the Vaxen died
and BSD was left without a platform.
Bill Joy went from UCB to Sun.
OK, so NFS and NIS were flawed, but consider the times.
I would also argue that Sun attempted to give away XDR and RPC but they
were less useful.
The path of UNIX is pretty much
V1 -> V7 -> 4BSD -> SunOS -> Solaris -> Red Hat Linux
Now clearly I don't mean "code base". More like "Dominant Strain".
Actually, that last one is somewhat debatable, because Red Hat is not
the most Interesting or Grooviest distro to tinker with, but Red Hat is
the vendor that has managed to balance the Business Side with the
Innovation Side, and the one you are likely to see the most job openings
On 10/30/2010 1:44 PM, William Sutton wrote:
> Not that Sun was exactly an example of benificence.
> William Sutton
> On Sat, 30 Oct 2010, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>> On 10/27/2010 10:33 AM, ethan at 757.org wrote:
>>>> Open for dicussion...
>>> Microsoft is old evil. Google is the new evil.
>> Don't forget Oracle, with their purchase of Sun.
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