Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Dec 2016 20:41 UTC
Oracle and SUN

There's a rumour going around that Oracle is close to ending all development of Solaris, effectively killing the operating system.

Solaris being canned, at least 50% of teams to be RIF'd in short term. All hands meetings being cancelled on orders from legal to prevent news from spreading. Hardware teams being told to cease development. There will be no Solaris 12, final release will be 11.4. Orders coming straight from Larry.

It's just rumours for now, but they've been gaining steam over the past few days.

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Some months ago I mentioned how bad and unstable Solaris was becoming... the amount of bugs We suffered in Solaris 11 prod environments was HUGE compared to Solaris tradition, very very nasty storage related bugs... and the Oracle attitude regarding them was so strange, almost "Ok, yeah, it's a bug, I don't give a shit, thanks". Now, It's very clear why that happened: Oracle was stopping Solaris development, reducing teams and so on. Result: crappy software.

But the thing is... Solaris is the only enterprise OS available for SPARC... if they kill Solaris... what OS Oracle will sell with SPARC iron? Unbreakable Linux for SPARC?! I don't think so...

So... If they kill Solaris, they will have to kill SPARC too. And if Oracle kill Solaris and SPARC... and they don't give a shit about Java anymore... why the hell they bought Sun in the first place?!? To keep Sun's tech/IPs away from IBM?? To keep Sun's tech/IPs away from Apple??

What was the fucking point? Oracle ruined the best IT company ever created for nothing.

Larry Ellison, I hate you bitch! xD

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