I like Paul Murphy, the nom-de-guerre of Rudy de Haas. His book, The Unix Guide to Defenestration was a very good read from the point of view of someone wanting to set up a service-based IT organisation and a lot of the hints and tips in there are worth their weight in something much more valuable than gold.
He also writes one of the blogs at ZDNet which I guess is a good place to go if you want to be paid for this sort of writing.
But it’s more explained that Paul is a SUN/SPARC/Solaris bigot the way that I am an Apple/Mac/Mac OS X bigot. That is to say neither of us are blind in our decisions – I blieve we both make educated decisions about our technology and we know what we like. I used to really like Slowlaris but then I found myself with no hardware to run on it (and I have had passions for HP-UX, Ultrix and even the odd Linux distro in the past). I’ve not heard of anyone running Solaris on the new x86-based Macs…which might prompt me to have a fourth HD in my Mac Pro (adding to the existing Tiger, Leopard, Windows).
I don’t know all the facts obviously but I do know what Apple will do and both Paul and Cringely are way off base here.