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    Crystal Ball Sunday #2: OpenSolaris vs. Linux

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    | My first prediction is that there will be sizable battle waged between the
    | two in the Press and in IT labs alike. I foresee a lot of debate going back
    | and forth about the two operating systems, their pros, their cons, and the
    | stalwarts in both camps. This is going to be somewhat of a religious battle
    | so prepare yourselves accordingly.
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    | Second, and perhaps more important, is the license that both operating
    | systems will eventually live under. Linus Torvalds opposes GPL3 and currently
    | refuses to allow the kernel to be governed by it. OpenSolaris was released
    | under the CDDL (Common Development and Distribution License).
    | I think the first one of these operating systems that is releases under GPL3
    | will probably gain widespread acceptance with developers, corporations, and
    | adopters. The reason is that most of the other open source apps released
    | under GPL3 will receive vigorous adoption and development by the kernel that
    | also matches that license.
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    http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2435.html

    OSolaris is still a little chubby (Vista syndrome):

    OpenSolaris gets its wings ... but it requires a long, long time on the tarmac
    with 512 MB of RAM

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    | At any rate, what I learned is that OpenSolaris is certainly usable on the
    | desktop, just not so much in the form that Sun itself is releasing it --
    | especially for a box with 512 MB of RAM.
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    http://www.insidesocal.com/click/200...solaris-2.html


    Related:

    GPLv3, Linux and GPLv2 Compatibility

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    | Over time, more and more projects currently released under the GPL
    | adopt the Linux license, because it is more legally precise and more
    | comprehensible to the average developer than either the GPLv2 or
    | GPLv3. Eventually, Linux distributions switch over to the Linux
    | license, leaving only a small branch of GPLv3 (or v4 or v5) code
    | to be downloaded separately (if the user chooses to do so).
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    http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/20...linux_and.html
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  2. Re: [News] OpenSolaris verus Linux (and Why the GPLv3 is Important)

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    ____/ Tattoo Vampire on Sunday 11 May 2008 16:09 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> OSolaris is still a little chubby (Vista syndrome):
    >>
    >> OpenSolaris gets its wings ... but it requires a long, long time on the
    >> tarmac with 512 MB of RAM

    >
    > It ran fairly well here but I didn't see anything that would make me want to
    > move to it from Linux.


    They'll probably try to get into the storage and server space first (like
    Linux, which now leads in embedded and HPC). They have a good filesystem.

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