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[4]: Not surprised...
by gnufreex on Fri 13th Aug 2010 08:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not surprised..."
gnufreex
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2010-05-06

That is BS. Nobody wants to be locked in, but sometimes companies will reluctantly chose lock in due to lack of better choice.

The thing is, Solaris now doesn't lot of things better than GNU/Linux, and year from now, it will be behind.

Other thing, Soalris 11 will have huge price tag and only way to get expertise is Oracle university, which is not exactly cheap.

On the other side, there are free distros like Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian GNU/Linux, and every kid can learn that and grow up by using it. Then, getting RHCE is walk in the park.

Solaris is sliding at inevitable death by obscurity.

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