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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RE: OpenIndiana
by Hank on Fri 2nd Dec 2016 04:13 UTC in reply to "OpenIndiana"
Hank
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I've had an urge to play around with an OpenSolaris VM but wasn't sure which of the myriad of options were the best. Thanks for the link, I may try this one instead. I was previously leaning towards Dyson but had misgivings about its active support...

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