[CentOS] Oracle tries to capture CentOS users

Tue Jul 24 21:25:29 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 4:03 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> On 07/24/12 1:08 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Yeah, but fast forward another year or two and you had an extremely
>> buggy OS
> I've managed development servers running pretty much all of the Solaris
> releases from 2.6 (SunOS 5.6) to Solaris 10 (SunOS 5.10), and if there
> were bugs, they sure didn't affect our operations.

Anything closely related to SysVr4 had to be buggy in the early days.
It was a fantastic design but sort of thrown together.  You probably
stayed up to date with bugs fixed as they were found, but what did it
cost you to go past Solaris 5.x?

> We were primarily
> using Solaris as a Oracle database and Java application host.

Linux wasn't all that great at Java then - you made the right choice.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com