Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jun 2009 17:50 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The team at Sun behind OpenSolaris has unleashed OpenSolaris 2009.06 upon the world. This new release comes packed with new features, changes, improvements, and fixes, and is the first release of OpenSolaris for SPARC, adding support for UltraSPARC T1, T2 (Sun4v), and UltraSPARC II, III and IV (Sun4u). Read on for some of the improvements that stand out.
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RE[7]: Open Solaris is not bad
by akrosdbay on Thu 4th Jun 2009 07:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Open Solaris is not bad"
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On top of that tell me ONE OS that has large market share that is not made or managed by a corporation? Which means if Sun goes away and Oracle does not become a corporate sponsor of Open Solaris then Open Solaris will be right there like Slackware. Something that coders use and people who have nostalgia for Solaris will use and that will be that!


Too many ifs and buts there. Oracle is deployed on Solaris more than any other OS. You are dreaming if you think Oracle is going to kill Solaris.

And you can say that Linux is a joke. But last time I looked Sun was losing money and Red Hat was making it. So the joke is on Sun and Solaris.


Redhat made $652 million in revenue last year. Sun made $13 billion. Redhat has very low R&D overhead because they are mainly integrators of software others produce.

Redhat's net income is $78 million. Oracle claims they can make $1.5 billion profit in the first year from the Sun acquisition. Don't kid your self redhat is not even in the same league.

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