Subject Re: [ib-support] Firebird On Solaris (Intel Edition)
Author Paul Reeves
"R. S. Patil" wrote:

Clients eh! You might want to let them know that Sun will no longer
develop Solaris on Intel x86. You can a report of the original
announcement here:

and see the campaign to save the OS here:

And as for

> fear about linux
> that 'since it has no ownership its risky to go for that'.

you might want to explain that Sun are dropping development for Solaris
X86 because they see Linux as the future. All their low-end appliances
are running Linux, not Solaris and this is a division that is growing.
If Sun doesn't find Linux risky (and neither do IBM) why should your

Whether Sun is right to drop the OS or not, I have no idea.


Paul Reeves
Supporting users of Firebird and InterBase