[rescue] Oracle and Sun BIOS updates. (vent)

Barry Callahan barryc at rjlsystems.com
Tue Jun 29 09:38:05 CDT 2010

You know, I could understand Sun wanting you to have a paid service 
contract to be able to download the Solaris patch clusters. They 
provided updates not just for the kernel and other core  parts of the 
operating system but all software that was distributed on the OS install 
media. Although, I grumbled about their decision to charge for access to 
the updates when you could download the install media for free.

Now, we're no longer using Solaris, but we've got a few Sun Ultra 24s in 
service running linux that I'd like to install the latest BIOS revision 
on. Before getting bought by Oracle, you didn't have to have a paid 
service contract to get access to BIOS and firmware updates. Guess what? 
Now that Oracle owns them, now you do.


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