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RIP, SunSolve 100

Posted by timothy
from the to-the-moon-instead dept.
Kymermosst writes "Today marks the last day that SunSolve will be available. Oracle sent the final pre-deployment details today for the retirement of SunSolve and the transition to its replacement, My Oracle Support Release 5.2, which begins tomorrow. People who work with Sun's hardware and software have long used SunSolve as a central location for specifications, patches, and documentation."
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RIP, SunSolve

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  • Re:so what? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by JonySuede (1908576) on Thursday December 09, 2010 @10:11PM (#34510108) Journal

    sun hardware fuel the first dot.com revolution
    the fact that sun solve died means something to some of the hardcorest nerd so I consider that it is revelant

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 09, 2010 @11:07PM (#34510520)

    And every Oracle DBA on the planet says "Well duh, but it's better than what we had..."

    I was told a story by a DBA (around 2002) that in order to place a support question to Oracle they had to do the following:

    1) Type the question into a text file. It had to be in MS-DOS format.
    2) Tar and gzip the question. It had to have the extension .tgz - tar.gz would not be accepted.
    3) Upload the question via a support forum on their website. You could not e-mail the question.
    4) Wait 3-5 business days for a response. If after no response after 5 days you could then submit another request asking what happened to the first request. It had to be in a .tgz as well.

    For the hundreds of thousands of dollars we paid in licensing fees, I was dumbstruck. I believe the only thing I could say was "but, but, but..."

    Bye bye Sun. It was nice knowing you.

  • by morgan_greywolf (835522) on Thursday December 09, 2010 @11:52PM (#34510804) Homepage Journal

    Nowadays not only do you need a web browser and an account, but you can't get patches at all without an expensive support contract.

    To be fair, that happened before Oracle acquired Sun.

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