solaris on power

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by jhu, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    looks like sun might be porting solaris to power. hey, with aapl worth more than sunw, how about a merger?
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    The big question would be why? Sun has no assets that I can think of worth much money. Apple is nibbling into their bread and butter with the XServes and DP G5's. Solaris is pretty good for an OS but has nothing innovative about it. Any people worth buying can probably be poached.
     
  3. jhu thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jhu

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    if anything, ibm is the one eating away at sun's market.
     
  4. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    Java?
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    lol, nice. People always miss the obvious stuff.
     
  6. bviz2 macrumors newbie

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    Like this is new.... http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/802-4127/

    Note that it is Solaris 2.5.1 and dated 1996. It wouldn't surprise me if someone somewhere inside Sun is keeping the code base alive.
     
  7. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    [Homer]Doh![/Homer]

    Okay but do they get money from it?
     

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