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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Linux is still Linux, no matter what the distro; it's just the kernel

It's not only about the kernel, different distros have different filesystem layouts, init systems, package managers, boot loaders, window managers, graphic libraries, etc... Many developers said in interviews and blogs, that they are simply unable to support Linux because of this. I really hope that (Open)Solaris won't get to this state.


And yes, I do "run Linux" in the form of a certain complete distribution based on it.

So do I, so I know what I'm talking about.


With Oracle at the helm, it doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon.

I don't see how.


Hell, even Opera discontinued Solaris support following the Oracle-Sun buyout.

This really made me laugh. Who cares about Opera?

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