Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Aug 2010 23:22 UTC, submitted by historyb
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The OpenSolaris governing board fell on its collective sword Monday and resigned en masse after Oracle continued to ignore its ultimatum to appoint a liaison guy to work with it on the future of the open source project. The move was anticlimactic to say the least. Oracle last week leaked an internal e-mail into the wild effectively saying OpenSolaris is dead. The news of the mass resignation, coupled with Oracle suing Google claiming Android infringes on its Java patents, had Adobe's director of open source and standards David McAllister casting Oracle as the New Microsoft and saying "the axis of evil has shifted south about 850 miles or so".
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RE[3]: Adobe?
by Neolander on Sun 29th Aug 2010 06:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Adobe?"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, there isn't even a working x86_64 release of Flash on windows yet ;) (And one might say that it doesn't really matter, since we need 32-bit software on an everyday basis anyway, with or without flash)

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RE[4]: Adobe?
by Zifre on Sun 29th Aug 2010 11:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Adobe?"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

we need 32-bit software on an everyday basis anyway, with or without flash

Not really. Flash is the only 32-bit software that I use (on my computer, anyway).

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RE[5]: Adobe?
by Neolander on Sun 29th Aug 2010 14:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Adobe?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

It's true that on linux, thanks to the open-source tradition, less software gets distributed on 32-bit binary form. (Instead, when you want something outside of the system repositories, you generally get some ugly source whose compilation is almost guaranteed to fail, but that's another story).

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