Farewell, Solaris, we hardly knew ye

Posted by cbbrowne
Apr 01 2010

I had long had on my low level “to do” list to consider trying out OpenSolaris, likely either in the form of Nexenta or as Debian/OpenSolaris (nearest link: OpenSolaris @ CSC).

Alas, I didn’t get around to it in time for the license change which essentially eliminates interest in it. The precis of the change: You’re free to download it, and use it for as long as 90 days, but then, you’re expected to pay Oracle for a service contract.

I guess the good news is that I didn’t waste any time on something I’d have to be “sunsetting” by the end of June 2010.

Nope, not “April Fools.”

One Response

  1. cbbrowne says:

    It seems possible that I was premature in this…

    The Illumos Project intends to provide the basis for ongoing community support, and is effectively the basis for a fork, should that be necessary.

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