I haven’t been a ‘real’ SysAdmin for a few years now. I really enjoy my current gig in the IdM and SQL space, but part of me laments not being around for the fall of a once great computer company and operating system. Oh sure, there are Solaris haters out there, but the guys at Sun did some impressive tech, even if it wasn’t quite what open source purists would have liked.
I saw a few days ago that the Solaris operating system is no longer free. You can d download it and try it for 90 days from Oracle, but you can’t run it as you want to anymore, even without support. With Oracle’s push into the Linux space it’s hard to imagine at Solaris as we knew it, a pioneer in OS innovation, is long for this world. I’m just a little sad that it came to this.