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OpenSolaris is Dead

Post icon  Posted 13 August 2010 - 05:00 PM

Oracle announced it is pulling the plug on OpenSolaris, the only freely available commercial-grade UNIX.
Goodbye OpenSolaris
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Re: OpenSolaris is Dead

Posted 13 August 2010 - 06:14 PM

I would figure the BSD versions of Unix to be commercial grade. I've worked for & with a ton of companies that run FreeBSD &/or NetBSD. I've never known a single company (or individual) to run OpenSolaris.
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Re: OpenSolaris is Dead

Posted 13 August 2010 - 06:36 PM

Oracle seems to be firing on all cylinders.
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Re: OpenSolaris is Dead

Posted 13 August 2010 - 06:39 PM

Hey, Lawyers gotta eat, right?
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Re: OpenSolaris is Dead

Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:30 AM

It might have been "commercial grade", but it's userland consisted of a combination of common Linux GNU stuff and old Sun stuff (yucky). The "Java Desktop System" was just an old version of Gnome.

Binary compatibility with old SunOS stuff was interesting but probably not that useful for anyone today. Proprietary Nvidia support out of the box was cool but lacking (no CUDA). Package management wasn't too bad.

ZFS time slider was very cool.

Basically it wasn't much of a workstation OS. Will be sad to see it go, but I have to question if it ever really was alive.

Edit: No support for suspend/hibernate on laptops also.

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Re: OpenSolaris is Dead

Posted 16 August 2010 - 01:54 PM

pour one out for our fallen homie, opensolaris.
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Re: OpenSolaris is Dead

Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:15 PM

No, it isn't dead. There are active projects based on Open Solaris.
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Re: OpenSolaris is Dead

Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:33 PM

I was looking forward to this! :(
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