Linked by David Adams on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 04:00 UTC, submitted by kallisti5
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A recent vague announcement on osol-announce hints that something big is rumbling for OpenSolaris: "A number of the community leaders from the OpenSolaris community have been working quietly together on a new effort called Illumos, and we're just about ready to fully disclose our work to, and invite the general participation of, the general public." They have a website, and they're going to be hosting a conference call on August 3.
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Zombie Solaris
by tony on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 18:20 UTC
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Sadly, I think OpenSolaris is ZombieSolaris. It's dead, but continues to walk around.

If Sun/Oracle abandons OpenSolaris (which it looks like they may have already done defacto), there's not enough independent kernel developers to do anything but keep the OpenSolaris frozen in time. And an OS frozen in time isn't much of an OS with a future.

I really liked Solaris, I cut my teeth on Solaris. But I think OpenSolaris is a zombie, and I think Solaris is pretty marginalized right now to a few specific cases (and I think Oracle is fine with that).

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