[rescue] Whither Solaris 10

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Tue Apr 28 16:41:36 CDT 2015

On 04/28/2015 05:30 PM, Steven M Jones wrote:
> And FWIW they were consumed - or hollowed out and worn like a flesh
> costume - by Rackable in 2009.

It's worth noting the Rackable deal was executed after SGI's *second* 
bankruptcy.  They entered chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2006 and then did it 
again in 2009.

> More to the point - I think? - the last IRIX release (6.5.30 in 2006)
> was only something like eight years after the initial release of 6.5
> (1998). If you want to compare it to the release of IRIX 6.0 that was
> 1994, but the 6.x IRIX releases weren't clear major/minor release
> progressions as you might expect from the numbering scheme.

6.5.30 came out the same year as the very final hardware sales for IRIX. 
  It's hardly surprising that they stopped updating the install media 
after they stopped selling hardware.

I know they were still issuing patches as late as 2012, and there were 
support contracts that ran through 12/31/2013.

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