That’s an encouraging note from the head of the Linux Foundation. Outside the fact that yet, Solaris is not, and has not been able to gain the popularity that Linux has, both on servers and on desktops. OpenSolaris, due to have another release in November, might just be that magic pill that gets Solaris’ name back into server rooms. Time will tell, however.
The main point here is something that I cannot figure out. If Solaris is doing so poorly, then why the heck would the Linux Foundation lead, Mr. Zemlin, focus on beating an already dead horse? The Linux Foundation must not have enough to do, otherwise they would actually get something done, and we on the desktop end would see some progress. I view the Linux Foundation as I do the U.N. … A nice idea, but it just doesn’t seem to get much done.
My advice: stop worrying about the (nearly) dead competition, and begin to target the thriving competition that we face.