Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:08 UTC
Oracle and SUN "Several of the concerns about Oracle's acquisition of Sun have revolved around how Unix technologies led by Sun would continue under the new ownership. As it turns out, Solaris users might not have much to worry about, as Oracle executives on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to preserving the efforts. In the case of Solaris, Oracle had already been a big supporter of the rival Linux operating system. Oracle has its own Enterprise Linux offering, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, the idea that Linux and Solaris are mutually exclusive is a false choice."
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RE[4]: Could be worse
by tylerdurden on Sat 30th Jan 2010 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Could be worse"
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

Technically, Solaris is directly based on the original Unix codebase and was licensed as such.

Unix is alive and well, thank you very much ;-)

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RE[5]: Could be worse
by Laurence on Sat 30th Jan 2010 21:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Could be worse"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Technically, Solaris is directly based on the original Unix codebase and was licensed as such.

Unix is alive and well, thank you very much ;-)


So had BSD - once upon a time.

And given the rate at which technology moves, I do question how much of the original Unix code is still inside Solaris 10. If I had to guess, I'd say not much.

So hence the "unix derived" portion of my original post.

Edited 2010-01-30 21:13 UTC

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RE[6]: Could be worse
by tylerdurden on Sat 30th Jan 2010 22:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Could be worse"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

The Solaris code is open for anyone to see. I'd say that you'd be surprised how much code from the original Sys V base is still there.

Granted things get modified all the time. But as I said, unix is still alive and well...

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