Solaris 10 negates the need for linux?? What?

This is quite possibly the most clueless view I’ve ever seen in reference to Solaris 10. This Economics Times article actually says:

” We now have Solaris10 — Sun’s brand of Unix free of cost . This is beating Linux at its own game. Why would anybody go for Linux — paid or free — developed by a dispersed community, when a validated version of Unix is available free? “

Isn’t the dispersed community the main stong suit of Linux? Sun has it’s own interests in mind when developing a “validated version” (whatever that means). Linux developers have developing a good system in mind. I choose good system over satisfying Sun’s investors when it comes to my platform.