Bailing on Solaris?

Gary L. Burnore gburnore at
Tue Jan 25 23:32:17 UTC 2011

I'm getting ready to, that's for sure.  I can't believe they won't sell a
software subscription for patches like spectrum support.  A loss of income
for them, a worry for me.

I've been watching this list for a while.  Not long enough to make a
decision.  Back to lurking.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-sparc64 at [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> sparc64 at] On Behalf Of John Jackson
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:33 PM
> To: freebsd-sparc64 at
> Subject: Bailing on Solaris?
> Sooo, how many other people have come here lately because they are
> ready
> to bail on Solaris?  Ooops, I mean Oracle??? :(
> >From what I can see so far, it looks like FreeBSD has solid and still
> healthy support for Sparc platforms?  I'm trying to decide where to
> jump
> to, since Oracle seems like it's accellerating toward death for Solaris
> as
> I've come to gladly know it over the last 5 years or so.  Does anyone
> want
> to email me their opinion on using FreeBSD on Sun hardware?  I've got 4
> Sunfire 280R's that I've been planning on putting into service for the
> next 5 years or so..
> -John
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