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OpenSolaris: how long will it be with us?

Jun 09, 2009, 15:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The question that always comes up in my mind when I look at OpenSolaris is: whom is this operating system aimed at? Is it just for developers or is it also aimed at users who are somewhat experienced in using graphical desktops based on a UNIX-like system?

"I asked Simon Phipps, the chief open source officer at Sun, about this when I interviewed him in January this year; his response was: "I'd say that OpenSolaris is aimed squarely at developers who want to have a graphical desktop. Those are the developers who, in the future, will produce the next generation of both client- and server-based OpenSolaris activities. That's not to say that that's what OpenSolaris will be about in three years' time. But where we are at the moment, I'd definitely say it's for web developers, and for the next generation of Unix developers.""

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