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tony kanvas
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Which one is better in the market Linux / UNIX/ Solaris
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It depends on whose marketing department you contact .
It also depends on what you want to do. Solaris is intended primarily for Sun hardware and they provide high-performance *n*x functionality.
Unix, is AFAIK only available from SCO, and SCO's busy alienating everyone in sight except for maybe Microsoft.
Linux is free and very popular, but SCO's making a lot of CEOs nervous about Linux on account of their legal maneuverings.
Then there's BSD which already won lawsuits about who owned the property. Although SCO may attack them next week, if the events of the past few months are any guide.
 
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In terms of commercial licensing, Solaris is the dominant product. Linux has far more people using it, I'm sure, but they'll come around.
As for the old USL Unix codebase, it does still live at SCO and no one really cares.
 
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you wont find linux in any datacentres just yet. IBM did a lot of work on the linux kernel to make linux 'datacentre ready' & now SCO are making a fuss.
IMO Solaris is better on your CV.
 
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Originally posted by Simon Lee:
you wont find linux in any datacentres just yet.

Oh? IBM gave a group of us local Enterprise IT geeks a nice little presentation on the Enterprise Linux about a year back. As I recall, one of the datacenters in question was running one of the world's largest SendMail systems. The three largest IT shops in my own little town have ALL been playing with Linux LPARs to a greater or lesser degree.
The last large shop I worked in ran zOS, AIX, Windows and Linux. The heavy legacy stuff ran on the mainframe. Network Support was running AIX (among other things). The corporate webservers were Windows NT and Linux.
I don't know anyone who really thinks that IBM lives in fear of SCO.
 
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