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

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Sun Jan 2 13:14:10 CST 2011

On 01/02/11 13:03, Dr Robert Pasken wrote:
> I'm curious about this. I was able to download a copy of Solaris 10u9 and 
> OpenSolaris 11 from the Orale site without any problems even though I do 
> not have a service contract. My account uses the email from my home AT&T
> ISP. Is there something magical going on.

You can download without a service contract, but you cannot get access
to ANY patches, AT ALL, unless you have one.  Oracle has apparently
managed to unlearn the lesson that even Microsoft finally learned - that
every *OS user is better of when even pirated copies of *OS are

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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