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

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Thu Dec 8 10:48:52 CST 2016

> It's odd, now I'm kind of mourning the end of Solaris (though I haven't used
11 yet - no SPARCs new enough
> and not enough spare cash), 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.

I doubt it as well.

Its difficult to explain this precisely, but systems now donbt feel
 like some of the older systems. Mind you, they are a lot more
powerful, but they are also everywhere. They are talking about computers being
embedded in paint by the hundreds or thousands.

The only computers I really remember, especially with any fondness, were those
I shared with others.

To that end, the ones that really had impact, were the older timesharing
systems where they ran for years, and you actually had friends there.

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