[rescue] Ultra 5 OS

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Apr 15 16:02:19 CDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 04:43:12PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On 04/15/10 15:43, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 02:42:32PM -0500, William Barnett-Lewis wrote:
> >> So now the question becomes which OS for this older (older says the
> >> guy who used to just be happy with an IPX w/ 'Weitek Power Up' on
> >> board...) system?
> >>
> >> 1) Solaris 10 recently got it's license Oracled.
> > 
> > I thought it was still available for home non-commercial usage.  
> Not according to my reading of the updated license terms.  As far as I
> can see, you get 90 days free trial, and then either you buy a full
> support contract or you're in violation of license terms.  There appears
> to be no such thing as a free hobbyist license any more.  (And the
> support contracts aren't cheap; I can't find the percentage right now,
> but if memory serves, it's a nontrivial percentage of the original
> purchase cost of the hardware you're running it on.)

(c) Individual Use. You may use Software internally for personal,
individual use. 

They say you can get the Entitlement for those via the download center.
So the license doesn't preclude the possibility of hobbiest license, you
just have to look a bit more.

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