On Behalf Of Chad Perrin > On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 04:53:03PM +0000, > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: >> Your assertion that "linux is both low end unix and low end windows >> replacement" is factually wrong: As a high end unix I think it's >> earned it's stripes, currently dominating the top 500 supercomputer >> systems in the world, some no other unix has managed to accomplish >> this time round. Notably, when compared to freebsd it offers support >> for virtualisation where bsd is nowhere close to doing, just one >> example of high end unix feature it provides. As a gui desktop, >> I'm certain kde is a superior interface to windows in many ways.
> While I agree that, without some kind of supporting argument, the > statement that Linux systems are "low end" Unix replacements are kind of > spurious sounding, I don't think that market share is really an effective > metric for determination of the quality of a replacement for a given > class of OS. I believe that he forgot to reference this article from ServerWatch. This shows more than a marginal increase in "market share". It suggests that Sun and others have good reason to be nervous about their future prospects, and need to find new ways to make money. <http://www.serverwatch.com/eur/article.php/3787586> On the other hand, both Unix and Linux have a long way to go before they can match Microsoft's ease of use on the GUI. I believe the best way to attack that problem is to find a new paradigm to replace the desktop, which is not a great interface model to begin with. Bob McConnell ---- If a messy desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is an empty desk the sign of? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"