I don’t quite understand what Oracle’s strategy is with Sun. They seem to be going out of their way to piss in the cornflakes of Sun hardware and Solaris/OpenSolaris people. There are conflicting reports on Slashdot regarding the latest change to Sun hardware support whereby the public can no longer download firmware updates. Then again Oracle’s never seemed to care about PR all that much.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Solaris myself but it has its place and over the years Sun did a lot of good in the Unix/Internet space and over the past few years Sun garnered a fair bit of good will in the technical community with OpenSolaris and ZFS. Even Java isn’t completely awful. <shudder> It’s kind of sad to see things end this way.