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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by kaiwai on Sun 31st Jan 2010 10:54 UTC
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For those who are sceptical about OpenSolaris I suggest you look at many of the chances making their way into OpenSolaris:

The only two problems I have with it so far has been the horrible printer drivers and the lack of a decent printing system (why don't they move to CUPS?), and NWAM which was simply horrible but from what I read Phase 1 has some big changes and Phase 2 improving things further.

On a positive side there is Boomer which has vastly improved the over all audio experience with OpenSolaris and apparently HAL is going to be eventually removed out of OpenSolaris and replaced with native tools to handle device detection (which funny enough have existed in OpenSolaris for quite some time).

The big thing will what 10.04/10.03 looks like and the future direction of OpenSolaris post Oracle buy out and how far it will develop over the next year leading to the next release at the end of 2010.

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