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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WHO CARES !?!
by _QJ_ on Fri 2nd Dec 2016 10:10 UTC
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2009-03-12

Oracle is all about Java IPs.

Why do why people are still crying about Sun, Solaris and Sparc architecture ?!??!?

Let me break -again and again- their last hope : It is the end since 2009.

Oracle and Fujitsu are talking about support because Sun have long term contracts with some customers.

HW, CPU and OS architectures are far too expensive to maintain. And Oracle would like to stop paying the (high) price for its acquisition.

Stop nostalgia and wake-up, its 2016 : Does a reasonable person buy this kind of iron/os today for an IT need ?

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