Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Dec 2016 20:41 UTC
Oracle and SUN

There's a rumour going around that Oracle is close to ending all development of Solaris, effectively killing the operating system.

Solaris being canned, at least 50% of teams to be RIF'd in short term. All hands meetings being cancelled on orders from legal to prevent news from spreading. Hardware teams being told to cease development. There will be no Solaris 12, final release will be 11.4. Orders coming straight from Larry.

It's just rumours for now, but they've been gaining steam over the past few days.

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RE: WHO CARES !?!
by arsa on Fri 2nd Dec 2016 16:19 UTC in reply to "WHO CARES !?!"
arsa
Member since:
2009-10-26

Does a reasonable person buy this kind of iron/os today for an IT need ?


Yes, (s)he does. A Partner company can make a difference with its ties to the customer. At least, that's my current employer's perspective and it works.

I acknowledge the decrease in a number of Solaris/SPARC deployments we sell, but this combination still wins us large projects.

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RE[2]: WHO CARES !?!
by 20thCenturyDinosaur on Fri 2nd Dec 2016 20:52 in reply to "RE: WHO CARES !?!"
20thCenturyDinosaur Member since:
2016-12-02

"I acknowledge the decrease in a number of Solaris/SPARC deployments we sell, but this combination still wins us large projects."

Still looking for Solaris people for projects??

Edited 2016-12-02 20:54 UTC

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RE[3]: WHO CARES !?!
by _QJ_ on Sun 4th Dec 2016 11:14 in reply to "RE[2]: WHO CARES !?!"
_QJ_ Member since:
2009-03-12

That's the points :
- Niche applications
- High level (unaffordable maintenance contracts) engineers to maintain it.

For the same price you get an army of persons working on Linux. And they are still able to develop drivers, maintain the system and do the logistic.

Some says it is sad. But that's the reality of the IT battle field for the present days.

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