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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It is fake
by Qetzlcoatl on Fri 2nd Dec 2016 03:36 UTC
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Solaris 12 already exist & on last stages of QA. It has latest OpenStack & Docker technologies integrated and that 2 technologies are core prerequisite for Oracle "cloud shift" roadmap.
Pretty sure that Solaris 12.2 will be released somewhere because it is prerequisite to use DAX3 - software-in-silicon part of SPARC M9 processor, which already exist in silicon.
It is logical to have Solaris 12.1 between them. Looks like it will be released at the end of next year together with systems on SPARC M8/S8 processors (I already held M8 on my hands!) and will be prerequisite to use DAX2 - M8/S8 software-in-silicon part.
By the way, Oracle SPARC Linux exist too. It will be used in some SPARC based engineered systems in near future. But it will not replace Solaris on generic servers & "universal" engineered systems. May be it will be presented as an "option" to install it on servers, but, as far as I know, no decision yet.

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