Bailing on Solaris?

Joshua Pincus joshua.pincus at
Tue Jan 25 23:34:55 UTC 2011


I agree with your assessment about patches. That act by oracle was

>From an innovation and quality perspective, I do not see any let up now that
oracle has taken over.


On Jan 25, 2011 3:32 PM, "Gary L. Burnore" <gburnore at> wrote:
> 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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