Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Aug 2010 19:14 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Due to me not working for OSNews these past eight weeks, I've been a bit out of the loop, as I didn't really follow technology news. I did notice that a lot is going on in OpenSolaris land, and today, Oracle has outlined what it has planned for Solaris 11 - and according to some, the fears about OpenSolaris' future were justified.
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by shotsman on Wed 11th Aug 2010 20:11 UTC
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From a user perspective, they are stuck in a rut.

Now this is not all bad news.
The run means they are focussed on working with their H/W platform very efficiently.
The bad side (for Solaris) is the X86-64 port. The lack of hardware support means it just can't stack up against Linux.
If the likes of RH had not canned the Sparc version of their mainstream server product I'm sure that more Linux shops would be using Sparc H/W.

What I am dreading is the price hike that even our Sun, sorry Oracle Salesman says is coming. They've already hiked the price of Oracle on our Sparc boxes.
If they do this then even IBM X series blades start to look attractive. At the moment, we run 8cpu, 8core/cpu systems. We could do with a bit more clock speed though but otherwise, they perform pretty solidly.

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