[rescue] Oracle kills Solaris

Mauricio Tavares raubvogel at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 07:40:27 CDT 2017

      It is a shame. I used netbsd and then sunos 4.1.4 and
MacOS-something before I ever touched a Windows machine. First windows
machine I owned was a PC card in an Amiga2000. Next one was yet
another PC card but in a Sun Ultra30 running Solaris 9, which was then
replaced with a Ultra60 running Solaris 10. I still like solaris as an
OS and sparc as a CPU (much more elegant than Intel), but refused to
do business with Oracle.

I wonder which fork can run on sparc hardware; everything I saw
focused on intel.

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 8:12 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> I presume everyone's aware of this?
> https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/04/oracle_layoffs_solaris_sparc_teams/
> Oracle has laid off ~2,500 Solaris and SPARC developers, leaving a
> tiny remnant, presumably to fulfil some support contracts.
> Apart from the forks -- Illumos, SmartOS etc. -- that's it. It appears
> that Solaris is dead. Sad times.
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