Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jun 2009 17:50 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The team at Sun behind OpenSolaris has unleashed OpenSolaris 2009.06 upon the world. This new release comes packed with new features, changes, improvements, and fixes, and is the first release of OpenSolaris for SPARC, adding support for UltraSPARC T1, T2 (Sun4v), and UltraSPARC II, III and IV (Sun4u). Read on for some of the improvements that stand out.
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RE[7]: Open Solaris is not bad
by akrosdbay on Thu 4th Jun 2009 07:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Open Solaris is not bad"
akrosdbay
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2008-06-09


On top of that tell me ONE OS that has large market share that is not made or managed by a corporation? Which means if Sun goes away and Oracle does not become a corporate sponsor of Open Solaris then Open Solaris will be right there like Slackware. Something that coders use and people who have nostalgia for Solaris will use and that will be that!


Too many ifs and buts there. Oracle is deployed on Solaris more than any other OS. You are dreaming if you think Oracle is going to kill Solaris.

And you can say that Linux is a joke. But last time I looked Sun was losing money and Red Hat was making it. So the joke is on Sun and Solaris.


Redhat made $652 million in revenue last year. Sun made $13 billion. Redhat has very low R&D overhead because they are mainly integrators of software others produce.

Redhat's net income is $78 million. Oracle claims they can make $1.5 billion profit in the first year from the Sun acquisition. Don't kid your self redhat is not even in the same league.

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Too many ifs and buts there. Oracle is deployed on Solaris more than any other OS. You are dreaming if you think Oracle is going to kill Solaris.


Oracle is deployed on Solaris more then Linux at this time but Linux is the fastest growing OS for Oracle deployments, Solaris has stagnated.

Redhat made $652 million in revenue last year. Sun made $13 billion. Redhat has very low R&D overhead because they are mainly integrators of software others produce.

Redhat's net income is $78 million. Oracle claims they can make $1.5 billion profit in the first year from the Sun acquisition. Don't kid your self redhat is not even in the same league.


Ummmmm, Sun lost about 2 Billion dollars last year. And is steady loosing money this year.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/31/technology/companies/31sun.html

Oracle plans on making money on Sun by getting rid of Sun's overhead and then raking in license fees for patents, hardware designs etc. So don't kid yourself, Solaris is dead.

Oh and we still have not even gone over the wild card. Does Solaris even have the right to make Open Solaris. If they got the license from SCO and SCO folds then Novell will have to make up it's mind if that want to keep in place things that SCO did. Hummmmmm.

Oh and if Oracle decides to keep Solaris that has nothing at all to do with Open Solaris. Oracle is no Sun or Redhat. I doubt they will have a free open source version of their flagship OS running loose in the wild.

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akrosdbay Member since:
2008-06-09

Oracle plans on making money on Sun by getting rid of Sun's overhead and then raking in license fees for patents, hardware designs etc. So don't kid yourself, Solaris is dead.


Sure. I'll take your word over Larry Ellison's. Right!

Oh and we still have not even gone over the wild card. Does Solaris even have the right to make Open Solaris. If they got the license from SCO and SCO folds then Novell will have to make up it's mind if that want to keep in place things that SCO did. Hummmmmm.


That does not make any sense. Sun already Open Sourced Solaris it is done. There are no licenses issues pending. No more FUD left in your arsenal?

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