Re: Passing on some news..
Adam Victor Reed <areed2 <at> calstatela.edu>
2011-06-17 22:26:03 GMT
Where did Oracle put the Solaris 9 ISOs? I will need them if I need to
re-image my legacy systems, but I can't find them... Does anyone have a
current URL for download from Oracle?
areed2 <at> calstatela.edu
Context matters. Seldom does *anything* have only one cause.
On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 09:55:37PM +0100, Mark Benson wrote:
> On 17 Jun 2011, at 20:04, Bill Bradford wrote:
> > http://www.sunhelp.org/2011/06/17/oracle-solaris-11-drops-support-for-legacy-sun-hardware/
> Larry Ellison - **** him.
> Seriously though, although some of the higher end systems are still viable, the low end stuff is going on
for 15-20 years old. I'm aware enterprise legacy is a lot longer than consumer markets but Oracle are not
Sun. This is all stuff they can do without supporting in a current OS, and they can provide Solaris 9 and 10
for these systems still.
> Shrewd move if you ask me. Kinda sad for those wanting to upgrade on older hardware, but I can't say I didn't
> There still remains the thorn that there's no Solaris 10 hobbyist license of any kind to run older machines
with Sol10 without a service deal. Can't see Oracle changing that. It's the part that really bugs me to be
honest, especially while I'm sitting here laying with a Hobbyist licensed version of OpenVMS (thanks HP!!).