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OpenSolaris Changes Shows What's Next for Solaris

Jun 02, 2009, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"The new release is not considered by Sun to be a replacement for its flagship Solaris 10 operating system, though Sun is now extending commercial support for OpenSolaris 2009.06 for up to five years. The 2009.06 release comes at a critical time for Sun and is likely the last OpenSolaris release before Sun is acquired by Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) later this year.

""This is really a transparent development step toward the next generation of the Solaris platform," Dan Roberts, director of product management datacenter software marketing at Sun, told "Initially, OpenSolaris had a developer-and desktop-centric flavor, but in this release we've moved from just desktop and developer to a datacenter-capable mission-critical operating system.""

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