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Old 04-04-2010, 12:41 AM   #1
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Solaris Is Dead. Long Live Linux.


Hot on the heels of acquiring Sun, Oracle has changed the license for Solaris making it non-free once again. In a time like this, such a move can only be fatal and of course ultimately beneficial to Linux.

We are all waiting to see just exactly what Oracle will do with the late Sunís assets. Now we are starting to see some of the picture loud and clear.

Read full story.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 04:06 AM   #2
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I wouldn't say it's dead:
http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Main/

The company may be dead, but not the OS. It's not that good anyway, but there is still opensolaris.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 05:54 AM   #3
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I wouldn't say it's dead:
http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Main/

The company may be dead, but not the OS. It's not that good anyway, but there is still opensolaris.
True, but then again, Chris made mention of that in his story.

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With the popularity of Solaris waning, Sun could no longer rely on past trends to sell support contracts. Users would instead experiment with Linux rather than cough up for a license, and then they would stick with Linux, giving up their former love affair with Sun. By making Solaris free (and Iím not talking about OpenSolaris here), Sun stood a greater chance to hold onto their customers. Sure, some would install it without a support contract, but better for Sun that they used Solaris instead of Linux. Or at least, that was the plan.
Cheers
 
Old 04-05-2010, 01:22 PM   #4
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Maybe if Oracle does kill off Solaris, then it could hopefully re-release just ZFS under the GPL, but I guess thats just wishful thinking.
 
  


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