[rescue] [SunHELP] Passing on some news..

Mark Benson md.benson at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 02:20:28 CDT 2011

On 18 Jun 2011, at 01:13, Brian Richman wrote:

> Guess
> we had better prepare our management for the move to dump more Oracle
> and Software sooner than would have been optimal on the cost-efficiency
> for us...
> Larry Ellison? BYEEEEEEEEEE...

Woah, woah. Hold on.

"Note: Oracle Solaris 10 will continue to be a supported operating system for
these affected platforms as per the current Oracle lifetime support policy."

They aren't exactly dumping support for Solaris 10 legacy SPARC platforms. If
you are in a corporate environment I don't think there's any need to panic
*yet*. I know it's far from a good sign, but I'm guessing they are probably
gonna push out support contracts and patches for Solaris 10 platforms for a
good while yet. I imagine many companies are still happily existing on Solaris
10 'legacy' hardware and Oracle databases. They'd shoot themselves in the foot
if they messed that up. What exactly is this 'Lifetime support policy' anyway?
How long will it last?

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