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

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Tue Dec 6 11:44:13 CST 2016

On 12/ 6/16 10:00 AM, Scott Quinn wrote:

> It's odd, now I'm kind of mourning the end of Solaris

There are usually some truth behind most rumors.  That stated, the only place we 
have seen any "news" of this is on some website called "thelayoff.com", and it 
has been almost a week since that post.

I'm holding off on the "I believe" part of this till some of the major news and 
tech news sites pick this up, or, there is some announcement from Oracle.

> (though I haven't used 11 yet - no SPARCs new enough
> and not enough spare cash),

If you want to play with all the cool new stuff in Solaris 11, but only have 
sun4u (i.e. no T or M series boxes), I would suggest you hunt down a copy of 
Solaris 11 Express.  That version still had support for the older CPU's.  That 
is the easy way anyway.


> but it had some neat features. When SU moved to it back in '97-ish I was cursing it out
> because I liked SunOS. How things change. Perhaps in 15 years I'll be waxing rhapsodic about Unity - but I doubt it.
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