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Sun Guy: Linux Guys Afraid of OpenSolaris

Suggestions by some in the Open Source community that Sun Microsystems' Solaris and OpenSolaris are on the way out get a vocal response from a Sun IT architect.

In a blog item titled "Is the Linux community afraid of Opensolaris?," Sun IT architect Joerg Moellenkamp writes:

Moellenkamp's remarks may be a direct response to recent remarks by some in the Linux community that Unix and Solaris didn't have a future.

Solaris and OpenSolaris have enjoyed some new life, not just from the "opening" of the code and creation of a community but also from Intel's decision last year to support the platform on servers with its hardware. But, then again, OS/2 enjoyed a good amount of market support, too. . . until it didn't.

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