Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2012 21:30 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Oracle today announced Oracle Solaris 11.1, delivering over 300 new performance and feature enhancements to the Oracle Solaris 11 product family." This stuff goes way over my head.
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by kurkosdr on Sat 6th Oct 2012 10:57 UTC
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The reasons of Sun's commercial failure were trying to sell Solaris and SPARC servers in a world of cheap Linux and x86-64 servers. Oracle might find themselves into the same trouble if they don't make Solaris have that "something" that will set it apart from Linux, or don't make SPARC price-performance competitive. Of course they could also try to lock their database software to Solaris, but the backlash will be huge so they 'll probably not do it

Desktops and laptops running Solaris, and SPARC desktops and laptops running Solaris, were unimportant pet projects since the early 2000s. They had no significant impact in Sun's bottom line whatsoever. The age of the RISC workstation ended with the 90s.

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