[rescue] Whither Solaris 10
raubvogel at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 16:38:39 CDT 2015
On Apr 28, 2015 11:30 PM, "Steven M Jones" <smj+rescue at crash.com> wrote:
> Jerry Kemp wrote:
> > Has any other version been stuck on on version anywhere as long as
> > Solaris 10 without the owning company going TU?
> Sun's shopping itself to the likes of IBM, HP, and eventually being
> acquired by Oracle in 2009 doesn't count as "going tits up?"
> Derrik Walker v2.0 wrote:
> > For what it's worth, SGI supported IRIX 6.5 for about a decade and a
> > half - I'd have too look up the exb act dates, but I'm pretty sure it
> > came out in the late '90's and was supported up until the end of '13.
> And FWIW they were consumed - or hollowed out and worn like a flesh
> costume - by Rackable 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.
> I doubt any of this means anything. You have to expect dead companies to
> show up periodically in this industry, and I guess particularly on a
> Sun-themed mailing list...
And then there is sco, whose software is still commercially and
officially supported... Something about people refusing to let it go and
someone realizing there is money to be made supporting them.
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