This is a discussion on [News] Sun Strategy: 'Open'Solaris a Free Sample for Proprietary Software - Linux ; -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Sun Promises Regular Open Source Solaris Updates ,----[ Quote ] | "We see it as one platform, two releases," he said during a press roundtable | at the JavaOne conference. Solaris is the stable ...
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Sun Promises Regular Open Source Solaris Updates
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| "We see it as one platform, two releases," he said during a press roundtable
| at the JavaOne conference. Solaris is the stable platform with long-term
| support for long-term mission-critical application deployment, while the open
| source version is the fast-evolving, innovative operating system that reaches
| out to developers and computer science students who want to learn about the
With Fedora and RHEL it's different. You can get CentOS. Sun's plot is becoming
Sun xVM VirtualBox 1.6.0
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| Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product
| for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is
| freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU Public
| License (GPL).
Well, but Sun intends to sell non-Free software around it. Same with MySQL.
Does OpenSolaris Matter?
| I'm not sure.
| Sun first announced OpenSolaris in 2005 but they keep finding ways to
| announce 'first releases'. Yesterday was one such release.
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