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
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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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dvzt Member since:
2008-10-23

Linux is still Linux, no matter what the distro; it's just the kernel

It's not only about the kernel, different distros have different filesystem layouts, init systems, package managers, boot loaders, window managers, graphic libraries, etc... Many developers said in interviews and blogs, that they are simply unable to support Linux because of this. I really hope that (Open)Solaris won't get to this state.


And yes, I do "run Linux" in the form of a certain complete distribution based on it.

So do I, so I know what I'm talking about.


With Oracle at the helm, it doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon.

I don't see how.


Hell, even Opera discontinued Solaris support following the Oracle-Sun buyout.

This really made me laugh. Who cares about Opera?

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maaxx Member since:
2007-11-06

This really made me laugh. Who cares about Opera?


It's not who cares about Opera, it's that Opera, who cared for Solaris for a LONG LONG time has stopped doing so.

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