Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Nov 2011 20:45 UTC, submitted by Straylight
Oracle and SUN I just emerged, blinking, from the world of Skyrim, only to realise Sun Oracle has released the 11th version of Solaris (well, technically it's the 7th, but okay, we'll roll with it). I'll be honest and upfront about it: Solaris is totally out of my league, and as such, it's very hard for me to properly summarise what this release is all about, so I won't even try.
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by SReilly on Thu 10th Nov 2011 21:26 UTC
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...but ultimately doomed I think, no matter what buzz word du jour it uses. I've so many customers jumping ship due astronomical license fee hikes, uncertain future and having bought expensive Sparc hardware three years ago, being expressly (see what I did there?) told it would run Solaris 11 when it came out only then for Oracle to turn around and tell them the hardware can be no older than two years for it to be supported.

I like Solaris, though it has a whole tone of baggage left over from 10 years ago (like root's default home directory being / and sh still being the default shell even though it's no longer a statically linked binary). I just wish Oracle hadn't gotten their grubby mits on it or that Sun had used a BSD license or something.

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