File under "pay no attention to what's happening in the market" department, as a Sun spokesman says the following:
Linux is a good thing, but it isn't all things to all people. And companies that are making more than a tactical investment should be very careful to invest with their eyes wide open. I'll start with five major points:
The Linux story is mostly a brat pack remake of the Unix story It is going to take years for this story to play out as Linux matures Most of today's Linux buyers are merely taking advantage of commodity hardware and what I perceive to be a commodity operating system The future of enterprise computing isn't about the OS, anyway At the end of the day, many Linux customers will end up back where they started
Yeah, back where they started, on a Unix variant. Unfortunately for Sun, that Unix variant won't be Solaris. Linux is way cheaper, performant enough, and stable enough.