Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Nov 2011 00:40 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris If you have ever administered Sun machines, updates were a big part of your work. In the past, information about them were available on SunSolve, the Sun support website, to help sysadmins sort everything out. SunSolve has been decomissioned by Oracle and its replacement hasn't received a warm welcome from the Solaris community due in large part to technologies used (Flash,...). We Sun Solve was created to avoid this problem.
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Let's wait for Oracle to sue...
by kajaman on Fri 4th Nov 2011 06:47 UTC
kajaman
Member since:
2006-01-06

They use former Sun logo as favicon, there is "Sun" name in the title, and Oracle is... well, Oracle. They will sue or issue DMCA takedown notice.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Is Oracle that bad that they'd take down a site that encourages and improves the lives of Solaris administrators?

I didn't think they were that bad, yet.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

I didn't think they were that bad, yet.


They've been this bad and worse for a long time.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Oracle always seemed to be Evil-Smart. This seems Evil-Stupid.

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TomF Member since:
2010-01-22

Is Oracle that bad that they'd take down a site that encourages and improves the lives of Solaris administrators?

I didn't think they were that bad, yet.


rest assured - they will....

Reply Score: 3

kajaman Member since:
2006-01-06

I think they might be that stupid. Recently they asked organizers of Javarsovia (Warsaw Java Conference here in Poland) to change the name because it had "Java" in it.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Let's wait for Oracle to sue...
by David on Fri 4th Nov 2011 15:22 UTC in reply to "Let's wait for Oracle to sue..."
David Member since:
1997-10-01

I actually thought the same thing when I saw the Sun favicon, then I remembered that I've seen the Sun favicon on a lot of web sites, so I think it's the default for sites using a Sun web server.

Reply Score: 2

what is it with Oracle
by Laurence on Fri 4th Nov 2011 08:47 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

And building shitty all-flash turds for their support sites?

I used to hate working with My Oracle Support - horrible mess of a site. Thankfully that job is behind me now.

Reply Score: 4

If only...
by malxau on Fri 4th Nov 2011 09:13 UTC
malxau
Member since:
2005-12-04

...they could make critical security patches downloadable without paying thousands of dollars to Oracle for support. Until that happens, Solaris cannot be a viable competitor for Linux, which is a shame, given many of its technical strengths.

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Sparc box
by Drunkula on Fri 4th Nov 2011 13:00 UTC
Drunkula
Member since:
2009-09-03

I may have to fire up my old Ultra 2 Enterprise box again.

Reply Score: 1

there is a non flash support page
by Nich on Fri 4th Nov 2011 16:23 UTC
Nich
Member since:
2011-11-04

oracle does have a support page that does not use flash . https://supporthtml.oracle.com . it is still hard to navigate but it is faster .

i so miss the old sunsolve www site . almost everything i needed was right there on the home page . simple and very useful .

the new http://wesunsolve.net looks to be a good replacement .

thanks for the info

-Nich

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Solaris Updates
by Gestahlt on Fri 4th Nov 2011 23:58 UTC
Gestahlt
Member since:
2011-10-17

I work with Solaris on a daily basis.. means its my bread and butter. I do like 20-30 JET installs every day and get fucked up with every Update they release.

New EIS-DVDs, new Firmwares are my biggest headaches. While the EIS-DVDs play mostly nice they eat a lot of time while the installation (Installing the EIS-DVD takes 3x longer than installing the Base OS). The Oracle My Support site is horrible. It is so time consuming finding some infos on any topic.

I definetly will try the new We Sun Solve site. It cant be worse.

Reply Score: 1