Monday, October 8, 2007

BuinessWeek - Solaris Certainly has a Future

In the BusinessWeek column, "The Tech Beat", Peter Burrows reports that there are "Surprising Signs of Life For Solaris". He used to ask where are the killer Solaris-compliant apps?". Now
... an interesting thing happened as I did the reporting: I kept running into examples of people who were using Solaris again.
Peter gives the example of SmugMug and Ning, Marc Andreesen's social networking start-up using Solaris rather than Linux. John Roberts, CEO of SugarCRM, also told him, "how impressed he is with Solaris, and with Schwartz". Schwartz gave a keynote at a recent Sugar's developer conference. Roberts said,
There was a lot of good will in the room [towards Sun], that's for sure ... Solaris certainly has a future.

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