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2010 Server OS Winners and Losers

2010 was a pretty dramatic year in the server OS world, with one big name disappearing in a puff of logic, another selling itself off to the highest bidder and a third joining Oracle's 'evil' empire. Like any year, 2010 had some obvious winners, some downright losers and a quite a few merchants of 'meh.' Here are the 8 most notable server OS developments that took place in 2010.
Tags: Red Hat, Mac OS X, OpenSolaris, Ubuntu Server, server os

Oracle Squelches Open Source Spirit

Has Oracle replaced Microsoft as public enemy No. 1 when it comes to enterprise operating systems? Some in the OpenSolaris community believe so.
Tags: open source, Oracle, Microsoft, OS, OpenSolaris

Oracle Details Upcoming Solaris 11 Release

Oracle is investing in Sun's Unix and will use technologies from openSolaris as part of the next-generation release.
Tags: Oracle, Solaris, Unix server, OS, OpenSolaris

Open Source Software Comes to a Fork in the Code

Anyone paying attention to Oracle's acquisition of Sun had a keen sense that a culture clash was inevitable for the open source software OpenSolaris. This week's launch of Illumos reveals the time might be now.
Tags: Oracle, open source server, Sun, open source software, OpenSolaris

Illumos Aims to Free Oracle's Open Source Software

With the future of OpenSolaris under Oracle unclear, a new effort aims to deliver an alternative to the popular open source software.
Tags: Oracle, Sun, open source software, OpenSolaris, Illumos

OpenSolaris Board Revolts Against Oracle

The OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) that oversees the open-source community is threatening to disband.
Tags: Oracle, OpenSolaris

The Wrong Open Source Software License

It's ironic -- Sun took great pains to license its open source OS, OpenSolaris, and with it ZFS, under the ostensibly home-grown CDDL license. Now, with the plug pulled on OpenSolaris, the future looks grim for the popular and highly regarded ZFS. Unless it can be absorbed into the Linux kernel that Sun carefully positioned it to avoid.
Tags: Linux, open source software, OS, ZFS, OpenSolaris

The Looming Demise of OpenSolaris

OS Roundup: Will the open source server OS from what was once Sun Microsystems soon be known as the project formerly known as OpenSolaris? It's beginning to seem like it.
Tags: open source, Oracle, open source server, Sun Microsystems, OpenSolaris

OpenSolaris, Still Open-Source Software Ready to Serve

Oracle's change tempo picks up as it changes the licensing rules for Solaris. OpenSolaris' open-source software song remains the same, however.
Tags: Oracle, Solaris, OpenSolaris, open-source software

What's the Future for OpenSolaris?

OS Roundup: From Java to Solaris, Sun brings myriad good technology to the table, technology that Oracle will likely exploit and monetize.
Tags: Java, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Solaris, OpenSolaris

OpenSolaris, A Preview of Solaris 11?

Wondering what the next version of Solaris might look like? OpenSolaris offers some hints.
Tags: virtualization, Sun Microsystems, Solaris, OpenSolaris, Storage