Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 29th Mar 2010 16:04 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Hot on the heals of Oracle's revamp of Solaris support, the licensing agreement for free downloads of Solaris 10 have changed. Here is the bit in question: "...Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for the downloaded Software". So far the OpenSolaris license has not changed, it's still CDDL."
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oracle killing sun desktops
by TechGeek on Tue 30th Mar 2010 01:44 UTC
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My department just talked to a rep last week about buying some Sun workstations. Oracle is completely ending all Sun machines aimed at the desktop market. Kind of a problem since out entire CS department revolves around Sun hardware. Their support costs were shockingly high also, like 20% of machine cost per year per machine. Needless to say we wont be buying any of them ever.

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