I try to talk as little about work as possible, but I thought this was interesting. Our priorities in supporting platforms, which is driven entirely by customer demand, is Windows NT, Linux, and then Solaris. Apparently many of our customers are moving to Linux from Solaris, because it has better performance and is cheaper (the hardware significantly so – there’s no comparison). I thought that was really interesting. Time to sell Sun stock?
On a related topic, Salon.com has an interesting article on how the motion picture industries’ special effects companies are all moving to Linux. Shrek was produced using Linux! Interesting.