Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:44 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A Computerworld blog speculates that the open-source Unix distribution may live on, but Oracle won't be supporting it. At this point, "OpenSolaris' only real future is as a fork, which would not be easy to pull off. Still, with enough interest from developers it could be done. OpenSolaris is licensed under the GPLv3 CDDL and various other OSS licenses, so the base code is available."
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solaris will be server only i think
by TechGeek on Sat 17th Jul 2010 17:36 UTC
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OpenSolaris is dead meat as I see it. Oracle has already gotten out of the desktop hardware/software business. I think Oracle will pull support from OpenSolaris and shut it down. The reason, I think, Oracle bought Sun, was to get Solaris as a platform for Oracle's database. I think Oracle will dump Red Hat linux as the biggest complaint by their customers was that they didn't control the OS. So now Oracle owns an enterprise OS, the enterprise database solution, and Java. One nice neat stack from a single company. Convenient huh?

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