Linked by David Adams on Sun 5th Dec 2010 20:33 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
Oracle and SUN Oracle executives talked up on Thursday the planned Solaris 11 release due in 2011, with the Unix OS upgrade offering advancements in availability, security, and virtualization. The OS will feature next-generation networking capabilities for scalability and performance, said John Fowler, Oracle executive vice president of systems, at a company event in Santa Clara, Calif. "It's a complete reworking of [the] enterprise OS," he said. Oracle took over Solaris when the company acquired Sun Microsystems early this year.
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Really...
by foldingstock on Mon 6th Dec 2010 02:58 UTC
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2008-10-30

In less than a year Oracle has performed a "complete" rework of Solaris? Sure.

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RE: Really...
by chekr on Mon 6th Dec 2010 03:36 in reply to "Really..."
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2005-11-05

In less than a year Oracle has performed a "complete" rework of Solaris? Sure.


Sun were already doing a lot of work before the acquisition so its not so much that Oracle did the work, its that the work was in flight and Oracle are delivering it.

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RE: Really...
by Luminair on Mon 6th Dec 2010 04:05 in reply to "Really..."
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2007-03-30

Is that what he said?

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RE[2]: Really...
by Slambert666 on Mon 6th Dec 2010 13:35 in reply to "RE: Really..."
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2008-10-30

Is that what he said?


Yes, according to the article it is exactly what he said:
"It's a complete reworking of [the] enterprise OS," he said.

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RE: Really...
by ctl_alt_del on Mon 6th Dec 2010 05:19 in reply to "Really..."
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2006-05-14

Oracle didn't need to rework Solaris ... it's been evolving nicely on it's own (transparency/OSS issues aside). I look forward to maintaining it at many of my customer sites over the next decade. It's a solid enterprise OS selection and will be for the foreseeable future.

BTW, Solaris 11 Express is both production ready and Oracle supportable, as corrected in the parent article.

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by Slambert666 on Mon 6th Dec 2010 13:40 in reply to "RE: Really..."
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2008-10-30

Oracle didn't need to rework Solaris ... it's been evolving nicely on it's own (transparency/OSS issues aside).


Maybe you call up John Fowler, Oracle executive vice president of systems, and tell him he is waisting money because Solaris is so damn fantastic it needs no rework or whatever.

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RE: Really...
by orestes on Mon 6th Dec 2010 16:31 in reply to "Really..."
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2005-07-06

I'm sure the above posters are right about a lot of it being a continuations of Sun's own developments prior to being acquired, but who's to say it's only been a year on Oracle's part. Lot's of the relevant code has been available to Oracle to play with since long before they absorbed Sun. It's entirely possible they were working on tweaks to the platform for their own ends, much like they've tailored some of RHEL's sources as a platform for their products.

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