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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by arsa on Fri 2nd Dec 2016 16:19 UTC in reply to "WHO CARES !?!"
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Does a reasonable person buy this kind of iron/os today for an IT need ?

Yes, (s)he does. A Partner company can make a difference with its ties to the customer. At least, that's my current employer's perspective and it works.

I acknowledge the decrease in a number of Solaris/SPARC deployments we sell, but this combination still wins us large projects.

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