Sorry Michael you're wrong on all points... Here's why.
- Highly scalable (64 processors)
The most powerfull super computers in the world run Linux variants more specifically puma, beowulf, etc. Sun's HPC effort is an abysmal failure. Go see top 500 .org. E10K's are only for eBay and the like.
- Already runs on 64-bit SPARC chip (Intel doesn't even have one yet)
Yes I-N-T-E-L doesn't, thought we were talkin' Linux?!?!
Just days after S7 was released UltraPenguin was released - 64 bit
on the UltraSparc. It took Sun several years to release 7, and it took a loosely knit group of developers a mater of months to go 64 bit with Linux. We'll see how long if EVER it takes Sun to port x86 to the new Intel 64 bit proc.
- Has been proven in the industry
Lixux is used by more ISP's than anything else, and endorsed by companys like Sun, HP, IBM, Compaq - I'd say It's proven, besides Redhat passes the POSIX test suite, Solaris doesn't...
- Has the support backing of a major company (Sun)
Solaris only has Sun to support it, Linux just has the support of every person on the planet who doesn't want to contribute to a behemoth.
- Runs everything Linux does (Mail, DNS, FTP etc...)
No - Solaris can't run half of the things that Linux can, things like half of the software linked to this most Leet site.
- Already has many software packages ported to it.
You can get an rpm for anything, but Michael misses the point, when I build 'em my se'f they DONT DUMP CORE ya lamer
- Now has Star Office
Is it just me or is Star Office so slow it's almost unuseable?
I hope they keep giving it away for free, that way nobody will bitch about it...