[rescue] Oracle kills Solaris

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Sep 6 11:36:14 CDT 2017

On 09/06/2017 09:09 AM, Stephen Conley wrote:
> I've been a lurker on the OpenIndiana list for quite a long time.
> My understanding is the lack of sparc support is due to lack of manpower
> and equipment.

  I lurked on that list until I got sick of it.  I got the strong
impression that there are a bunch of x86 fanboys on there that think
anything that's not an x86 PC is "legacy", and they had zero interest in
supporting SPARC.

  They seemed to fall under what I've been calling the "AS/400 problem",
people thinking that because there were AS/400s in 1988 that all AS/400s
are from 1988.  Just because there were SPARC systems in 1993 doesn't
mean all SPARC systems are from 1993.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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