Solaris and Linux
Johnathan Schwartz writes a nice article about Sun’s dilema, now resolved, about how to compete against Linux. Linux is not a product, its a social movement that Sun applauds, so how can they compete? He goes on to explain that in reality Linux is delieverd as many incompatible distributions, and that its not viable to test against them all. Out of this confusion, in the server space especially, Redhat have appeared as the clear leader. Now says Johnathan, Sun has someone to compete with, and their relationship can be a normal business competition without the complexity of the social movement.