Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Nov 2010 23:37 UTC, submitted by comay
Oracle and SUN Today Oracle released its latest version of Solaris technology, the Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 release. It includes a large number of new features not found in either Oracle Solaris 10 or previous OpenSolaris releases including ZFS encryption and deduplication, network-based packaging and provisioning systems, network virtualization, optimized I/O for NUMA platforms and optimized platform support including support for Intel's latest Nehalem and SPARC T3. In addition, Oracle Solaris 10 support is available from within a container/zone so migration of existing systems is greatly simplified. The release is available under a variety of licenses including a supported commercial license on a wide variety of x86 and SPARC platforms.
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Intrest ?
by MacMan on Tue 16th Nov 2010 00:02 UTC
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

Solar IMO is the best engineered operating system ever developed. For some reason, it never caught on like Linux, perhaps because by the time it was open sources, Linux had gained considerable momentum.

I just wonder how much interest Solaris will get now that Oracle owns it, and does seem to be becoming much more closed than Sun.

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RE: Intrest ?
by orestes on Tue 16th Nov 2010 00:27 in reply to "Intrest ?"
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2005-07-06

Why didn't it catch on when it was open sourced? Mostly Licensing, Sun's own seeming total lack of coherent direction, and the fact it was sort of a headache to deal with for people used to Linux based systems.

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RE[2]: Intrest ?
by flanque on Wed 17th Nov 2010 03:19 in reply to "RE: Intrest ?"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

and the fact it was sort of a headache to deal with for people used to Linux based system

Bit of a loose reason say something like that. I'm a convert from Linux to Solaris and Solaris is far easier to manage and support in my view.

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RE: Intrest ?
by nt_jerkface on Tue 16th Nov 2010 17:55 in reply to "Intrest ?"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Solaris IMO is the best engineered operating system ever developed. For some reason, it never caught on like Linux


That's because McNealy snubbed x86 servers until it was too late.

Arrogance is really what doomed Sun.

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