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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RE: Could be worse
by diegocg on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:52 UTC in reply to "Could be worse"
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Oracle doesn't have a lot of interest in the desktop sector. They want to build Big Machines. So I don't think they will put a lot of efforts into competing with windows 7 and os x. But hey, it's an opensource project, so I'm sure people will contribute. And as long kde/gnome/x.org progresses, opensolaris progresses aswell.

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