[rescue] Happy New Year! RIP, Sun/Solaris...

Scott Quinn saquinn624 at aol.com
Sun Jan 2 12:43:50 CST 2011

 Haroldkarl wrote:

"Subject: [rescue] Happy New Year! RIP, Sun/Solaris...

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So, now that one needs a service contract to even download Solaris or
patches, what is the modest Sun enduser to do? What flavor of Linux (with a
GUI!) will handle fibre channel?

Oh well... Happy New Year anyway!!!!

 Just took a look at it and you don't. You now need to have an "Oracle
Technology Network" signin rather than the Sun signin, but you can still
download it for free. Note that it looks like they've changed the license yet
again and now the free version is "only for the                purpose of
developing, testing, prototyping and demonstrating your
applications, and not for any other purpose." As has been standard for a while
you don't get any patches, either.

As far as other OSes I'm becoming more and more a proponent of the xBSDs.
There seems to be much less "rattling of the apple cart" from there than Linux
has. Sadly you do need to know your text consoles to use it, and (except for
the efforts to get ZFS on BSD) the filesystems aren't as advanced.

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