[CentOS] Oracle tries to capture CentOS users

Tue Jul 24 20:45:47 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 2:52 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> The first time I was doing sysadmin work was on a sparcserver, back in
>> '95-'97, and I really, really liked that box. I agree, it was a real
>> shame.
> Yeah, but fast forward another year or two and you had an extremely
> buggy OS (not a problem by itself, everything was back then) and it
> was cheaper to go buy a faster PC and run linux than it would have
> been to get the bugfixes for the OS.  What did they expect to happen?
Not in the mid/late nineties. Sun 3 was nice and solid (I used it, along
with Irix mostly, through the early/mid-nineties). Solaris 6.3 == Sun 3;
Solaris 6.4 was the next release, and was perfectly fine and solid.

By the late nineties, RH 5.2 was nice and solid, and I was running that at