[rescue] Whither Solaris 10

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Apr 28 12:22:54 CDT 2015

On 04/28/2015 01:16 PM, Mike Loewen wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Apr 2015, Dave McGuire wrote:
>> On 04/28/2015 12:02 PM, Jerry Kemp wrote:
>>> Solaris 10 went GA/was released in 2005.  A decade later it is still
>>> being actively supported by Oracle, and I believe that someone posted an
>>> EOL of 2018.
>>> My only question is will Solaris 10 win any awards for the longest
>>> actively supported version of an operating system?
>>> Has any other version been stuck on on version anywhere as long as
>>> Solaris 10 without the owning company going TU?
>>  If I'm interpreting you correctly...Solaris 10 was succeeded by
>> Solaris 11 a long time ago, but a lot of people stayed with Solaris 10
>> for various reasons.  Just like a lot of people stayed with 9, 8..
>    Just like some of us were dragged, kicking and screaming, from SunOS
> to Solaris.  :-)

  Yup, I fell into that camp.  Solaris was nowhere near ready when they
forced it on us by not supporting anything past SuperSPARC with SunOS.
Fortunately it grew up eventually; I finally considered it
production-usable as of release 7.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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