Rethinking the Value of OpenSolaris

I had written a rather dismissive commentary on OpenSolaris shortly after it launched. Of course, that was on the old site which is now in hard drive heaven. The gist of my original analysis was that it was "too little, too late" on SUN's part. They are trying to beat back the Linux tide, but the Linux tide is more of a tsunami at this point. Shortly after I wrote that, I began to rethink my position. While it's true that Linux has firmly established itself as the first choice UNIX style operating system for Intel based computers, it may be that SUN will be able to establish more of a foothold with OpenSolaris than I had first thought.