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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by kaiwai on Mon 6th Dec 2010 12:45 UTC
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I wonder how many of these features were planned but due to a lack of resources they were put on the back burner but now Oracle has the resource to put into many of these ideas we're seeing such projects come back on the front burner. From what I have heard they're hiring more programmers and engineers which hopefully will lead to many of the ideas put to the background now coming forward.

I am disappointed that two projects, tickless kernel and migration away from HAL haven't received the attention that they need. There was much talk about moving to upower/udisk but nothing has actually evolved beyond just talking on mailing lists and blogs around a year ago. Yes I understand that Solaris is primarily focused on big servers but developers also use Solaris and want not only a robust desktop environment but also something that is pleasant to use with the niceties that Mac OS X and Windows has such as good power management for laptops etc.

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