[rescue] [geeks] Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Thu Dec 1 18:27:08 CST 2016

Tremendously unfortunate; Oracle had given to them the crown jewels of Unix and pi**ed it away on their venality.

IF Larry Ellison is so smart, why couldn't he make a go of it? Imagine, he could have led a flagship OS and had an entire suite of apps to run on it, selling hardware, software, consulting etc. services all on the same stack, that he owned.  If he had re-booted the SunRay systems or ported it to a similar level of hardware like the Chromebooks, he could have also competed for mobile and remote office.

It's like Kodak shutting down Kodachrome sales all over again.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Bradford" <mrbill at mrbill.net>
To: sunhelp at sunhelp.org, geeks at sunhelp.org, rescue at sunhelp.org
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:45:17 AM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: [geeks] Solaris being discontinued?  Rumors flying

>From https://www.thelayoff.com/t/KBEVoB1 :

"Solaris being canned, at least 50% of teams to be RIF'd in short term
All hands meetings being cancelled on orders from legal to prevent news from

Hardware teams being told to cease development.

There will be no Solaris 12, final release will be 11.4.

Orders coming straight from Larry.

No info on timing yet."

Bill Bradford
Houston, Texas USA
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