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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Except that Oracle has not been giving UltraSparc much love. Since they bought Sun, Fujitsu became the main supplier of Sparc systems. However, they recently announced there next HPC systems would use ARM instead of UltraSparc.

If the main producer of UltraSparc systems is throwing in the towel, it's not too tough to imagine what will happen to the main OS for UltraSparc.

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