Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Aug 2010 19:14 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Due to me not working for OSNews these past eight weeks, I've been a bit out of the loop, as I didn't really follow technology news. I did notice that a lot is going on in OpenSolaris land, and today, Oracle has outlined what it has planned for Solaris 11 - and according to some, the fears about OpenSolaris' future were justified.
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RE: Not surprised...
by dagw on Thu 12th Aug 2010 10:37 UTC in reply to "Not surprised..."
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Oracle isn't really in the OS (or even hardware) business, they are in the turnkey solutions business. If you're going to run apache, postfix and Postgres on your commodity hardware servers then they have no interest in you as an OS customer.

The customers they do want are the ones who will run Oracle software on the Oracle(Sun) operating system on Oracle(Sun) hardware, all wrapped up in a juicy Oracle service contract. They want to sell you the whole stack, and if you aren't interested in the whole stack then they're less interested in you as a customer.

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