http://www.softpanorama.org/Articles/Linux_vs_Solaris/sparc_vs_x86.shtmlsomeone should send these guys a directory listing of linux/arch/
Linux is essentially an OS that flourishes only on Intel. It never achieved
any significant success on RISC architecture although IBM now is trying to
change this situation pushing Linux on PowerPC and potentially cannibalizing
its own AIX sales (at least on low level servers). Actually running several
competing with each other hardware and software offerings is nothing new for IBM.
Solaris is heterogeneous OS that (unlike Linux) can perform well on two architectures: UltraSparc and Intel. Actually Linux used to be more
heterogeneous in the past when it supported Alpha. But those days are long
yeah! like toast bread :-)* Fault tolerance. Sun servers can do amazing things with fauly components.