Linked by David Adams on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 04:00 UTC, submitted by kallisti5
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A recent vague announcement on osol-announce hints that something big is rumbling for OpenSolaris: "A number of the community leaders from the OpenSolaris community have been working quietly together on a new effort called Illumos, and we're just about ready to fully disclose our work to, and invite the general participation of, the general public." They have a website, and they're going to be hosting a conference call on August 3.
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UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

I hope it can be done. The more diversity in operating systems, the better... and it's sad an operating system with such a history and being a true free UNIX has to go.

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

The more diversity in operating systems, the better...

To a point I agree. It doesn't help much if the total pool of developers are spread so thin that development of each individual OS is slower than it need be.

Diversity is fine so long as it doesn't distract.

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trenchsol Member since:
2006-12-07

As far as I am concerned, FreeBSD and other BSD's are, at least, as much UNIX as Solaris is.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Indeed. But the OP didn't claim *BSD wasn't Unix. The OP just stated it would be sad to see a (not the) free Unix disappearing.

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dvzt Member since:
2008-10-23

As far as I am concerned, FreeBSD and other BSD's are, at least, as much UNIX as Solaris is.

How? By not being POSIX and SUS compliant?

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dvzt Member since:
2008-10-23

The more diversity in operating systems, the better...

You don't happen to be a Linux user, do you?


and it's sad an operating system with such a history and being a true free UNIX has to go.

Go where? I suppose you mean "go forward", right? Because I don't see it going anywhere else.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

" The more diversity in operating systems, the better...

You don't happen to be a Linux user, do you?
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Don't even start on the whole "gazillions of Linux distros" thing. Linux is still Linux, no matter what the distro; it's just the kernel. And yes, I do "run Linux" in the form of a certain complete distribution based on it.

"and it's sad an operating system with such a history and being a true free UNIX has to go.

Go where? I suppose you mean "go forward", right? Because I don't see it going anywhere else.
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Are you out of the loop or something? With Oracle at the helm, it doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon. Hell, even Opera discontinued Solaris support following the Oracle-Sun buyout. And so far its future has continued to look grim.

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