Displaying items by tag: OpenSolaris

Monday, 13 September 2010 12:00

OpenSolaris fork to be announced

A month after Oracle announced that it would be no longer supporting the OpenSolaris project and concentrating its energies on Solaris 11, a group is set to announce a fork of the canned project.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 16 August 2010 11:44

RIP OpenSolaris

OpenSolaris is officially dead. Oracle Corporation, which took over the project when it purchased Sun Microsystems, has finally indicated that the project will no longer be supported.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:07

Oracle maintains silence on OpenSolaris' future

Nearly six months after it completed the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation is yet to make a public statement about the future of the OpenSolaris project.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 19 February 2010 12:01

Oracle in no hurry to clarify OpenSolaris' future

When Oracle Corporation announced its plans for the various products it had inherited as part of its purchase of Sun Microsystems, one open source project was prominently absent - OpenSolaris.
Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 04:01

VirtualBox 3.1 includes Windows 2D acceleration

Sun has released a major update to its VirtualBox cross-platform virtualisation software. Changes include support for 2D video acceleration for Windows guests.

Published in Development
Thursday, 02 July 2009 07:41

VirtualBox 3.0.0 adds guest SMP

A major new release of Sun's VirtualBox virtualisation software provides three important new features.

Published in Development
Tuesday, 09 June 2009 10:19

OpenSolaris: how long will it be with us?

OpenSolaris came out with its third release last week and within a year there seems to have been some pretty good progress.
Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 04:50

Oracle: what happens to MySQL and OpenSolaris?

From a company that was touting its own progress and supposed ability to steer itself through difficult technology waters on its own, Sun Microsystems, over a few months, became an entity that was desperately looking to be acquired.
Friday, 30 January 2009 04:57

Open source: how Sun sees it

Simon Phipps is a natural when it comes to speaking. The man has a good turn of phrase, is skilled in the art of repartee, and can engage an audience very well.
Published in Open Sauce
A few days back, the New York Times online ran what was, for many, a sensational headline about Sun's Solaris: "Is Sun's Solaris on its deathbed?" While the piece was not written by its own staff, the fact that what many still consider to be a newspaper with some credibility ran with such a story did evoke plenty of reaction.
Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 21 August 2008 13:12

Isn't Linux just UNIX under a different name?

What's the big deal about Linux? Isn't it at heart just a PC-based version of UNIX – the ‘70’s hit operating system which has outlived the predictions of its demise throughout the ‘90’s? If you’ve come from a Solaris or HP/UX or AIX background isn’t a PC-based UNIX a bit, well, passé?
Published in The Linux Distillery
Why would anyone try to introduce an operating system into the existing glut unless it pays off in spades? What can a new entrant give us that the multitude of Linux distributions, the Mac OSX and old, hoary Windows hasn't?
Published in Open Sauce

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