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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Another One Bites the Dust
by segedunum on Tue 6th Dec 2016 11:51 UTC
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Another prediction of mine from a few years ago comes true. Solaris has really been dead since the late 90s ever since Linux ran on x86 and Sun didn't know what to do. Sparc should have been canned a long time ago.

I can't see it happening but if ZFS got into the Linux kernel I'd be pretty happy. In reality they'd probably just had it on to Oracle Linux as an 'enterprise' feature.

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