Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Nov 2011 20:45 UTC, submitted by Straylight
Oracle and SUN I just emerged, blinking, from the world of Skyrim, only to realise Sun Oracle has released the 11th version of Solaris (well, technically it's the 7th, but okay, we'll roll with it). I'll be honest and upfront about it: Solaris is totally out of my league, and as such, it's very hard for me to properly summarise what this release is all about, so I won't even try.
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Article's been up all day
by MacMan on Thu 10th Nov 2011 21:04 UTC
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

And this is the first comment?. I guess that shows how much intrest there is in a new version of the now closed source Solaris.

Pity Sun chose an intentionally GPL incompatible license for Solaris, it really could have been something if there was only some more intrest in it from cross pollination with Linux.

I guess Solaris is still free for non comercial use, or something to that extent, though.

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RE: Article's been up all day
by lucas_maximus on Thu 10th Nov 2011 21:09 in reply to "Article's been up all day"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I guess Solaris is still free for non comercial use, or something to that extent, though.


Yeah it is.

I did use Solaris 10 Express for bits and pieces. Before moving most of the servers to Scientific Linux or OpenBSD.

I remember Zones being the big thing Circa 2006.

I think Solaris is too much "proper unix" ... I remember it being harder to use.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

With GNU userland it's as hard as Linux or *BSD to use.

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RE: Article's been up all day
by 0brad0 on Fri 11th Nov 2011 02:18 in reply to "Article's been up all day"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


Pity Sun chose an intentionally GPL incompatible license for Solaris, it really could have been something if there was only some more intrest in it from cross pollination with Linux.


GPLv2 is incompatible with GPLv3. The GPL license is a joke.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

GPLv2 is incompatible with GPLv3. The GPL license is a joke.

I have no idea what that's got to do with Sun creating yet another incompatible license, but, whatever.

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Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24


GPLv2 is incompatible with GPLv3.

No it isn't, what's this nonsense?

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RE: Article's been up all day
by itanic on Sun 13th Nov 2011 08:52 in reply to "Article's been up all day"
itanic Member since:
2008-08-03

Considering GPL is incompatible with pretty much everything, you shouldn't really hold that against Sun

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