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Simon Phipps
For those unaware, Oracle laid off ~ all Solaris tech staff yesterday in a classic silent EOL of the product.
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Duncan Davidson Sep 2
Replying to @webmink
Aw man. :(
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Simon Phipps Sep 2
Replying to @duncan
It was inevitable once Fowler baled
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Matt Eastwood Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @duncan
Or that's why Fowler bailed ...
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Eric Garcia Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @DrPizza
At my alma mater, we used Solaris to learn the concepts of Computer Science. It saddens me for those that lost their jobs.
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David Scruggs Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @DrPizza
Where have the developers gone off to?
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Yishan Sep 2
Oh man, those tech guys are never gonna find a job now
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Jim Stefanik Sep 2
Can they now pull their heads out of their ass and release the source code? Would be a "proper" way to EOL something like Solaris IMO.
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Chris Kerstiens Sep 2
Replying to @webmink
As someone who cut his teeth on SunOS 3, this hurts to watch.
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R Hampton JD CISSP Sep 2
Solaris 2.7 for me. Also used to work next to an engineer who had been at Sun back in the day. End of an era.
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Isaac Rabinovitch Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @Maliciouslink
It's interesting that people are viewing the Oracle move as a software EOL. I guess most people don't even know what SPARC is, much less 1/
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Isaac Rabinovitch Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @Maliciouslink
how closely Solaris is tied to it. Yeah, yeah, Solaris runs on x86 too. I know this all too well, having worked in the x86 division at 2/
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Isaac Rabinovitch Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @Maliciouslink
Sun until just before the Oracle takeover. But x86 Solaris was never a serious thing. If you worked for Sun, you had to pretend it was, 3/
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Isaac Rabinovitch Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @Maliciouslink
but nobody except a few marketing folks believed it. So, Oracle admitting (about a decade late) that SPARC has no future means Solaris 4/
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Isaac Rabinovitch Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @Maliciouslink
has no future. I get that a lot of people think highly of the SPARC/Solaris stack, but I can't mourn it. That's because the people at Sun 5/
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Isaac Rabinovitch Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @Maliciouslink
who worshiped this tech destroyed the company trying to preserve it. And with it a lot of good tech I was proud to be associated with. 6/6
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Hari Ramachandra Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @brendangregg
please let me know if you know engineers who are looking for opportunities.
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Jon Hudson Sep 2
Replying to @webmink @joshobrien77
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Liran Zvibel Sep 3
Indeed. My first SysV Unix was SunOS 4 on a sun4m system.
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Tom Andershoggoth Sep 3
What did HPE do?
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