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Dark times for OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source Solaris project

Roland6 Silver badge

Re: Color me surprised

>Its an obscure fork of a fork of an OS that never had much market share to begin with.

Yes, z/OS has bugger all market share, however IBM still manages to make a sh*t load of money out of it. Sun had a significant marketshare in sectors of the Unix marketplace.

I think the problem OmniOs gave itself was a combination of Oracle and it's desire to be a 'Community' edition. The businesses that were buying Solaris wanted the level of support and investment that only comes from a big company like Oracle. OmniOs's 'community' edition just didn't fit the bill, just as many businesses will be running RedHat Linux or similar and paying for support rather than use community distributions and try and support it themselves.

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