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Is Sticking With Solaris a Wise Choice?

Jun 11, 2010, 18:47 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlie Schluting)

"The future of Solaris is in question. Oracle certainly wants to keep is alive, as many of its database customers run on Solaris, but what about everything else Solaris is used for? The important question is one of strategy: you need to quickly decide if your Solaris usage should be reserved only for the essentials, if it should be eliminated, or if it should grow.

"I admit it: I was a huge fan of Solaris as recently as two years ago. Solaris is really a great operating system, and when developers at Sun were given free rein they created some amazing components, notably ZFS and DTrace. Great or not, recent events should be worrying. Will Solaris continue to evolve and provide new and useful tools? Or will it stagnate and become a niche OS like the other two corporate Unix versions (HP-UX and AIX)?"

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