This is a discussion on [News] Even Sun Lover Unimpressed by 'Open'Solaris - Linux ; -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 What’s wrong at OpenSolaris ,----[ Quote ] | Notice that? No SPARC support: on an OS product backed by Sun. | | And beyond that, what does the curious but uncommitted user see here? ...
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What’s wrong at OpenSolaris
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| Notice that? No SPARC support: on an OS product backed by Sun.
| And beyond that, what does the curious but uncommitted user see here? an
| illogical “extra” in the first paragraph and a sloppy mistake in the second -
| the package repository isn’t on the OpenOffice site, they’re trying to cite
| an example of what’s available.
| Why did this happen? I think it happened for the same reason that companies
| like Red Hat, IBM, and Microsoft have been having a wonderful time spreading
| FUD about the CDDL and the inevitability of some future switch to GPL3: Ian
Murphy typically raves about Solaris.
OpenSolaris 2008.05, and other places the sun don't shine
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| For the desktop Linux user who is simply curious about UNIX derivatives, we'd
| have to advise taking a pass on this release, anyway. We'd probably tell you
| to check out OpenBSD, or FreeBSD, for a shot at a more successful change of
There was some buzz for a few days, but it's over now.
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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