[rescue] Whither Solaris 10

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 17:01:34 CDT 2015

SCO was very successful selling into non-technical vertical markets. There are
likely countless thousands of SCO servers and the folks using them likely have
no idea what they are running.

I know Burlington coat factory had SCO in their stores for years, and U-Haul
franchises had SCO in their shops, etc.


> On Apr 28, 2015, at 4:38 PM, Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> --S.
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