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[3]: Not surprised...
by Tuishimi on Thu 12th Aug 2010 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not surprised..."
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People were locked into DEC and IBM products because they worked very well and customer support was excellent. They wanted to be locked in. They had the development tools to create their own software and even tho' the mid to main frames were expensive, they could support many users on VTs or even XTs.

Companies make choices and often they will pay extra money for extra support and/or features that might not be found in open source products.

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