Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:08 UTC
Oracle and SUN "Several of the concerns about Oracle's acquisition of Sun have revolved around how Unix technologies led by Sun would continue under the new ownership. As it turns out, Solaris users might not have much to worry about, as Oracle executives on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to preserving the efforts. In the case of Solaris, Oracle had already been a big supporter of the rival Linux operating system. Oracle has its own Enterprise Linux offering, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, the idea that Linux and Solaris are mutually exclusive is a false choice."
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Could be worse
by foldingstock on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:15 UTC
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2008-10-30

Its good to see they aren't scraping Solaris, but I don't quite agree with their idea that "Solaris is for the high end" and "Linux is for the low end." I suppose they are taking that position because Solaris/Unix is easier to sell?

Oh well, could be worse. I have been following the OpenSolaris project quite closely and hope that it continues to make progress into the desktop sector.

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