Linked by David Adams on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 04:40 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Java Later this year, Oracle will begin requiring people interested in gaining Java and Solaris certifications to attend "hands-on" training courses, at an additional cost of thousands of dollars. The new rule goes into effect Aug. 1 and regards Java Architect, Java Developer, Solaris System Administrator and Solaris Security Administrator certification paths, according to a notice on Oracle's website.
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RE: Oracle no more
by Zaitch on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 13:59 UTC in reply to "Oracle no more"
Zaitch
Member since:
2007-11-23

I wouldn't disagree with you at all -I have heard the same said about the technology.

I worked for Sun for 10+ years finishing in 2009 doing systems engineering and OS deployment. I joined an embryonic small company. You'd think I'd be a textbook example of someone bringing the awesome power of Solaris into a new environment.

Instead, with all the problems/concerns around licensing and future availability I personally made the decision to move to debian/ubuntu for all our servers, postgres for the DBs, and to a lesser extent avoiding java for software. This was definitely a case where the technology took a back seat in the decision making.

It really pains me that I had to do this but the uncertainty and this kind of ad hoc policy change and encroaching charges could kill a small company if they were trapped.

Not to mention free is a good price in a small company.

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RE[2]: Oracle no more
by Flatland_Spider on Fri 4th Mar 2011 05:33 in reply to "RE: Oracle no more"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

I'm in the same boat. I work for a small engineering firm, and I would love to ditch Openfiler (that decision pre-dates my tenure) and move our NAS over to Solaris for ZFS and better iSCSI support. Unfortunately, I can't for the exact reasons you mentioned.

Our Red Hat/CentOS boxes work great, and we will probably stick with that. If OpenSolaris still existed, I might be able to slip some stuff in, but not now.

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RE[3]: Oracle no more
by Kebabbert on Fri 4th Mar 2011 14:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Oracle no more"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

OpenSolaris had some closed bits in it. But it is now forked by the community and it is called OpenIndiana. It is based on build 148 of the Solaris 11 source code.

The Oracle Solaris 11 Express distro, is based on build 151a. Not too many differences.

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