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SubjectRe: Linux/Pro [was Re: Coding style - a non-issue]
On Sat, Dec 01, 2001 at 11:04:30AM -0500, Mark Frazer wrote:
> Stephan von Krawczynski <skraw@ithnet.com> [01/11/30 20:27]:
> > 4) Warning, this is the hard stuff!
> > Ok, so you are fond of SUN. Well, me too. But I am not completely blind, not
> > yet :-) So I must tell you, if Solaris were the real big hit, then why its
> > Intel-Version is virtualy been eaten up on the market (the _buying_ market out
> > there) by linux?
>
> I can't say for the O/S buying market. But I do embedded (pretty large
> embedded systems but embedded nonetheless) development and we walked away
> from Solaris after comparing the complexity of our first network drivers.
>
> STREAMS: just say no.

Amen to that. STREAMS would be one of the strongest arguments in favor
of Linus' theory that evolution takes care of it. STREAMS were done at
Sun by some "architects" who thought they would be better than sockets.
Linus is dead right, on this sort of issue, Linux responds quickly and
weeds out the crap. We still have some room for discussion on the
design issues, but yeah, Sun blew it on this one and refused to admit it.
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Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
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