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 nt_jerkface on Thu 12th Aug 2010 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not surprised..."
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Bereft of any reasons why a company would bet its livelihood on a on operating system that they cannot fix or control in any meaningful way

He gave a reason:
Companies just need it to work.

Companies also buy photo copying machines and air conditioners that they cannot fix themselves. The vast majority of companies that run Linux don't work on the OS either. They pay a company like Red Hat and focus on their own business.

You may want to run Oracle, or may have to for some reason, but may prefer doing so on an OS over which you can have some control.

And what if there is a technical benefit when it is tied to Solaris on Sparc stacks? Just ignore any productivity gain and focus on a feature that most companies don't care about?

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