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: This was obviously coming
by memyselfandi on Fri 2nd Dec 2016 15:27 UTC in reply to "This was obviously coming"
memyselfandi
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2016-12-02

And FYI, Fujitsu has not stopped development of SPARC. More worthless rumors. Although they switched to ARM for their latest HPC system, its apparently a one off system for a specific customer request. Fujitsu still developing SPARC, have a 5+ year roadmap and are expected to release their next gen SPARC64 XII soon. http://www.fujitsu.com/global/products/computing/servers/unix/sparc...

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