Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:18 UTC, submitted by Rob Shepherd
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun has released Solaris 10 11/06 today. Internally, we called this 'Update 3'. The biggie features for this update are Trusted Extensions and Secure by Default. Yes, all of the security features you loved back in Trusted Solaris, are now standard as part of Solaris 10. This isn't just for the feds either. Banks love it. Wall St. loves it. Corporations that need to follow Sarbanes-Oxley love it." Get it here, a what's new guide is also available.
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RE: Wall St. loves it?
by @@__@@ on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:59 UTC in reply to "Wall St. loves it?"
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2005-07-29

You obviously don't know what WallSt. represents. They rely A LOT on system security. It's a must for them. Just check the Wikipedia article on Wall Street IT Infastructure if you don't believe me.

Cheers

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RE[2]: Wall St. loves it?
by jwwf on Tue 12th Dec 2006 02:13 in reply to "RE: Wall St. loves it?"
jwwf Member since:
2006-01-19

You obviously don't know what WallSt. represents. They rely A LOT on system security. It's a must for them. Just check the Wikipedia article on Wall Street IT Infastructure if you don't believe me.

Would you link this? Thanks.

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RE[2]: Wall St. loves it?
by Unbeliever on Tue 12th Dec 2006 02:37 in reply to "RE: Wall St. loves it?"
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2005-07-09

Again, that means nothing. An OS can be the most secure OS out there, but that doesn't mean anything when it comes to its liability as a normal OS, because normal OSs, such as the ones Sun is trying to tout Solaris 10 as, have to offer a lot more than just security. Ease of use is one, a stable package manager is another, a healthy third-party market, etc., etc.

I don't see Solaris 10 offering any of these. It may be secure, and it may impress Wall St., but that is not the end all be all of an OSs duty.

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RE[3]: Wall St. loves it?
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 12th Dec 2006 04:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Wall St. loves it?"
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2006-01-02

This is a server OS. You don't care if it has a healthy third-party market except in the few applications that you must use. Especially if it's mostly running in-house applications.

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v RE[2]: Wall St. loves it?
by WarpKat on Tue 12th Dec 2006 06:19 in reply to "RE: Wall St. loves it?"