Sun is to the end of life
As Euro Commission clears Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems, this acquisition is much closer to the end. And I don’t think Russia and China will place obstacles for this deal, and it will finish in several days.
It is so pity and sad to hear that bad news. As a student, I took the most memorable internship at Sun and deeply fell into love with Sun’s unique curture. Without an open enviornment and a technology-first ideology, every engineer can obtain an immeasurable freedom around technology, so Sun created a lot of new technique. Java, Solaris, ZFS, DTrace, netBeans, JavaFX, Lesture, StorageTek, Cluster, VirtualBox, MySQL, UltraSPARC, xVM….. All of them is so great that can change our world. I worked for Sun for 8 months, but I cannot remember all of Sun’s mature product, because Sun owns such a lot of good projects or products.
In my family, I deployed a NAS (Network Attached Storage) Server under OpenSolaris. with ZFS supported, I can easily possess a good network server to store my personal and family data with a high reliability and a good performance. And I also deployed subversion, SAMP (Solaris+Apache+MySQL+PHP), Dynamic domain binding, remoting desktop and so on into my box, and I got a wonderful family system center with Sun’s product. I love it!
I will never forget that time working for Sun in my life. I love Sun forever.
Good luck to all the Sunners.