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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RE: Larry Ellison on "The Cloud"
by lucas_maximus on Thu 10th Nov 2011 23:53 UTC in reply to "Larry Ellison on "The Cloud""
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Actually Larry been a big proponent of it for ages

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8g_tcdR_pQ...

He also predicts something like the iPad in 1995 ... these guys aren't stupid ... I wish people would stop pretending they are brighter than likes of Gates, Jobs and Ellison.

In the same clip he is also talking about downloading and installing an OS over the internet ... something we have only just achieved.

Edited 2011-11-10 23:59 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I wish people would stop pretending they are brighter than likes of Gates, Jobs and Ellison.


A lot of people brighter are but probably not when it comes to business-smarts.

In the same clip he is also talking about downloading and installing an OS over the internet ... something we have only just achieved.


I haven't seen the clip but...say what? That has been possible for a long time. Granted it would take some time due to lack of bandwidth but technically possible.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I haven't seen the clip but...say what? That has been possible for a long time. Granted it would take some time due to lack of bandwidth but technically possible.


Only recently I think the tech has caught up with the ideas.

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tony Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually Larry been a big proponent of it for ages

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8g_tcd...

He also predicts something like the iPad in 1995 ... these guys aren't stupid ... I wish people would stop pretending they are brighter than likes of Gates, Jobs and Ellison.

In the same clip he is also talking about downloading and installing an OS over the internet ... something we have only just achieved.


Yeah, I remember when he went full on in the late 90s with networking computing, had some crappy product and then gave up. He never was able to productise it though effectively, like Gates with tablet computing. There's another video floating around with Steve Jobs talking about "NFS dialtone" from 1997 just after NeXT got purchased by Apple. Similar concept that Chromebook is doing.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually Larry been a big proponent of it for ages

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8g_tcd...

He also predicts something like the iPad in 1995 ... these guys aren't stupid ... I wish people would stop pretending they are brighter than likes of Gates, Jobs and Ellison.

In the same clip he is also talking about downloading and installing an OS over the internet ... something we have only just achieved.


I too watched the video and my interpretation was that there needs to be a reality check on what is and isn't cloud computing - cloud computing isn't some sort of magical pixie dust that can turn a crap product into something everyone desires just as 5 years ago simply saying you support Linux or going to open source a product didn't automatically resolve all the underlying fundamental issues being faced by the said company and their products.

Oracle, Sun and IBM have been pushing cloud computing before it was called cloud computing - heck, cloud computing is little more than a rebadged idea that existed 30 years ago but instead of a dial up connection to a logical mainframe for a shared computer time we now have semi-smart computers that log onto a computer on the other side of the world via the internet and voila do the same stuff as before.

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