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Re: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

Unread postby johnnym » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:59 am

vishnu wrote:Can't understand their reluctance because from Alan Coopersmith's twitter banner it looks like Oracle has been using Solaris 12 internally for almost three years:

Seems like he's still working on the next Solaris release at Oracle.
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Re: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

Unread postby vishnu » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:53 pm

If they were planning to EOL Solaris you'd think they'd take down their page lobbying HP-UX, AIX and Red Hat users to switch to it:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/overview/evaluate-1530234.html
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Re: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

Unread postby Shiunbird » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:51 am

vishnu wrote:If they were planning to EOL Solaris you'd think they'd take down their page lobbying HP-UX, AIX and Red Hat users to switch to it:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/overview/evaluate-1530234.html


I'm not sure. Corporations tend to be very slow in updating their web pages, especially if it is selling a product. They can get a customer or two in the meantime and milk the cow a bit further.

I think Apple Australia had until recently a page online with Power Mac G4s.

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Had a further look. A lot of the material there was last updated in 2014.
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Re: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:05 pm

If they're really going to announce the release of 11.4 next week they'd look like idiots to announce it's EOL anytime shortly thereafter. But it's not like looking like idiots has ever been anything that particularly bothered Oracle... :lol:
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