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

Christopher Robinson chrisrobinson at rocketmail.com
Thu Dec 1 19:54:18 CST 2016

The answer is that Ellison isn't that smart. Years ago at a speech at Harvard,
which he called Stanford, he said that the future was in netbooks. I just
gotoff the subway where 70-80% of the riders were using their
smartphones.Whatever else you may think of Jobs, he certainly nailed that
one.As far as Solaris goes, i have been looking around for a good upgrade
fromOpenSolars. The best i have found is Gentoo Linux, which unfortunately
hasno installer and needs an entire day to install. Im a considering
OpenIndianaHipster. Any thoughts about that?

    On Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:34 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo
<patrick at zill.net> wrote:

 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.B  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?B  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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