[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris 11 Express

Nathan Evans ndickinson.evans at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 01:42:35 UTC 2010

You're more then likely right, look at GNU all it took was one mans Kernel
and viola....

Now most UNIX(not including FreeBSD/OpenBSD) in comparison don't have a
fighting chance on smaller systems and reside mostly in niche markets.

On 1 November 2010 21:18, BM <bogdan.maryniuk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 1:32 AM, Apostolos Syropoulos
> <asyropoulos at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> this discussion is pointless - imo.
> >
> > I totally agree. IMHO, we should not care about what happens
> > to Oracle.
> Errrm, we actually should. :-)
> If you excuse me few ¥¥¥ in current point-less discussion, then since
> Snorcle is making their closed Solaris in a fashion like "A boot
> loader to their database" (© one great man, somewhere on IRC), then
> people will realize that this distribution is not really a generic
> purpose OS and also is so impotent and limited that is just a steaming
> pile of garbage without upgrading it to a real Solaris for lots of
> money. It will take time, of course, but eventually what they (people)
> will do next? Right, they will start looking for a free *similar*
> alternatives. Where they will go? Right, they will come right here and
> download our "Dogs food" (© another great man, somewhere on IRC).
> But... surprise! we are on Illumos and Illumos is a fork. Fork, which
> has (and will have more and more) differences than Snorcle's
> handicraft. Then  people will quickly recognize that they are totally
> OK on PostgreSQL in most cases which is ~97.8% of all world projects
> (apparently, in Germany folks already throwing away Oracle DB
> replacing with PgSQL, as far as I know), they will use PostgreSQL and
> OI or other versions of Illumos-based, I think.
> *Therefore* we have to care, I think, just type of "care" is
> different: make *our* distro better and make sure it is not "Dogs
> food" anymore. :-) Actually, I am happy that Oracle is doing it wrong
> — things will be better for Illumos and for OI. Not right tomorrow,
> but with a time — yes. Also I think Illumos will be better Solaris,
> for sure. Just maybe they have to not bloody fight between each other,
> but encourage instead, which is not really OI's mission to be a
> referee there. :-)
> ^D
> --
> Kind regards, BM
> Things, that are stupid at the beginning, rarely ends up wisely.
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