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Following a month that saw software giant Oracle lay OpenSolaris to rest amid a chorus of controversy, a non-profit software community quietly worked to reignite the platform's ailing flame through a new project.
An end has come to a major part of Sun Microsystems' attempt to transform Solaris from a proprietary version of Unix to an open-source operating system built by others, too.
Software giant draws much flak from open source community for ending OpenSolaris project and the negative exposure might make gaining future developer goodwill tougher for Oracle, say industry watchers.
Some time ago I wrote a blog entry titled openSolaris - Dead and Buried. At the time I hoped the situation wasn't quite that serious, as I was still hoping to use openSolaris on my desktop at work instead of the Microsoft rubbish we are given by my employers.
After pretending to kindness for many months, Larry Ellison has stepped up to be the number one villain of open source.
The goal of Mac4Lin for Linux is to bring the aqua User Interface to POSIX Operating Systems (GNU/LInux, FreeBSD, openSolaris). The...
Software giant Oracle has closed the book on developer distributions of the open enterprise operating system, OpenSolaris.
For now it's just a repository around the shell libraries, a small code base around which a development community could be created.
Under the new agreement, HP and Dell will resell Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM on their x86 platforms, but the future of OpenSolaris remains in doubt
CEO Brent Gorda admits Oracle has representatives at his user groups and talks to his customers. Not much there, but more love than what the folks at OpenSolaris say they're getting.
One of Sun Microsystems' ambitious dreams, a vibrant open-source community for the Solaris operating system to rival the Linux collective, is in serious danger of evaporating in the Oracle era.
The group in charge of the open-source version of Sun's Solaris OS has threatened to resign in protest at a lack of communication from Oracle about the project's future
We are well into the current burst in the release cycle now, with Slackware 13.1 released over the weekend, Fedora 13 due out today, and Mandriva 2010.
Oracle is now going to try and make people pay for software that includes contributions from a community which believed in good faith it was building an open source product.
Some people have been speculating rather wildly about the fates of both OpenSolaris and Oracle's Linux support now that the company is lining up solidly behind SPARC/Solaris. The nay prayers are all wrong here: support for both will get stronger, not weaker, as Oracle responds to its markets.
It's pretty clear that the programming of a few little features don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy software world.
Because of an upcoming job interview (yes, I am still looking, unsuccessfully), I wanted to set up a system with openSolaris and perhaps CentOS. As long as I was doing that, I decided to set up a few other server-oriented Linux distributions, and see if I could get the whole thing multi-booting.
It has been about six months since I tried out openSolaris 2008.11, and since then they have released their 2009.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes that the "writing is on the wall.
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss the Digital TV transition, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, Oracle/Sun/OpenSolaris, Intel's Wind River acquisition, and talk with Mark Hinkle, Community Manager for Zenoss.Click Here to Listen to the Podcast.
Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris June 2009 release boasts a number of significant usability and performance improvements.
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