Gartner on OpenSolaris: 12-24 Months

Some comments from Gartner’s George Weiss on OpenSolaris today:

Though not willing to negate the effect of Sun Microsystems open Solaris initiative on the Linux server market, Weiss however noted his firm’s hesitant and cautious outlook about them.

“We’re not willing to say that they’re (SUN) gone, they still have very much of an approach to the market that could take hold,” Weiss said. “But I think it’s going to take them awhile and it could be 12 to 24 months before we see anything of the momentum of the nature they had exercised at the early part of the decade.”

That’s ok. We’re in this for the long run. We’re not going anywhere but up.

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3 thoughts on “Gartner on OpenSolaris: 12-24 Months

  1. “The focus is still the perceived head-to-head competition between OpenSolaris and Linux, rather than the broader context.”
    Exactly. There seems to be a mass denial that Microsoft’s entire business model is being cut out from under them. I’m using JDS3, right now, and it’s clear the “Linux desktop” (GNOME desktop, really) is seriously getting there. I use Windows only for testing web pages in IE, recently.

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  2. Interestingly, the article doesn’t mention the effect of OpenSolaris on the fortunes of Microsoft Windows or closed-source versions
    of Unix. The focus is still the perceived head-to-head competition between OpenSolaris and Linux, rather than
    the broader context. It’s a cautiously optimistic article nonetheless.

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