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

Stefan Skoglund (lokal användare) stefan.skoglund at agj.net
Tue Dec 6 16:58:58 CST 2016

tis 2016-12-06 klockan 16:44 -0500 skrev Carl R. Friend: 
> On 12/06/2016 01:54 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
> >
> >   Well, remember Solaris really sucked in the beginning.
>     Many things do.  Recall, if you will, what a steaming pile VMS
> was up until late in the V4 and early V5 timeframe  Then there's
> VMS' illegitimate offspring NT which was a heaping steamer until
> V6, after which too much time was spent mucking up the shell.
> > The first stable release was 2.6, the first usable release was 7,
> > and the first approaching-nice release was 8, in my experience.
>     Well, I have a Solaris 2.5.1 system here that serves as a DNS
> and NTP server (and occasionally a shell-compatibility tester)
> that just runs faithfully between power-cuts.
> sparky:~$ uname -a
> SunOS sparky 5.5.1 Generic_103640-27 sun4c sparc SUNW,Sun_4_75
> sparky:~$ uptime
>    4:36pm  up 77 day(s), 23:41,  1 user,  load average: 0.06, 0.02, 0.02
> sparky:~$
>     Gotta love that old 4c iron.
>     Cheers!

Yes, i remember. 2.5.1 was the first one which was good enough if it
wasn't awfully important to run SunOS 2.x for some reason or another.

The workstations had a habit of hanging once in a month or so.

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