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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" The more diversity in operating systems, the better...

You don't happen to be a Linux user, do you?
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Don't even start on the whole "gazillions of Linux distros" thing. Linux is still Linux, no matter what the distro; it's just the kernel. And yes, I do "run Linux" in the form of a certain complete distribution based on it.

"and it's sad an operating system with such a history and being a true free UNIX has to go.

Go where? I suppose you mean "go forward", right? Because I don't see it going anywhere else.
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Are you out of the loop or something? With Oracle at the helm, it doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon. Hell, even Opera discontinued Solaris support following the Oracle-Sun buyout. And so far its future has continued to look grim.

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