The quick death of Solaris from Sun

Before Solaris was SunOS, I did Unix work as a federal contractor to the US Military in the mid-1990s. SPARC boxes ran Solaris and SunOS and then they had the Intel port. Like Xenix and NeXT it was expensive to buy a Unix workstation, but thanks to GNU/Linux and BSD Unix you can run Unix on almost any device that has the CPU power and memory capabilities. That killed Solaris, and then Apple’s MacOSX killed it some more. For $50 you can buy a Raspberry PI with Linux on it and use that as your Unix workstation. I ran Solaris 7 in QEMU SPARC emulation before and it had an issue with networking. So even in emulation, it doesn’t work properly.


I did not come here to praise Solaris but to bury it. Linux forever!

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