Linux- powerful open source development model

You might think I’m just making this up. You know, it’s just, I just had some bad alcohol this morning. But in fact, I’ve lived through this with Linux. You know, when I started in the industry in the ‘90s, most of our customers were using proprietary operating systems. HP UX was the one I used a lot. AIX was huge. Solaris was even huger, right. But what happened is it led Linux and FreeBSD and others, effectively using that process that I explained were able to improve their features, their reliability and their performance. And they were able to surpass operating systems produced by billion dollar companies. And that started really in the late ‘90s, early 2000s. 

And now who’s deploying brand new on any of these operating systems? Right? I mean, you don’t say hey, I’m gonna have a start up. And I’m gonna standardize on Solaris, right? I mean, that would have made sense in the ‘90s. Everyone did it. But now, somebody thinks something’s wrong with you. Right? I mean, in fact, Solaris is end of life, Solaris is stage five. IBM, Oracle have stopped working on Solaris, they just say we’re done. You know, we’ll maybe fix a couple bugs or whatever. But that’s not really being developed anymore. And same, the other ones can kind of limping along. But again, mostly for pre installed sites don’t want to change. But it’s very hard to imagine. So again, you have an entrenched industry in the ‘90s, who basically is not here anymore, which I think is quite surprising.

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