imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Oct 3 00:17:03 AEST 2017
Good talk. Best quote...
"Don't make the mistake of anthropomorphizing Larry Ellison."
On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 2:44 AM, <jason-tuhs at shalott.net> wrote:
> > Solaris: so bad I left the company.
> Why was Solaris so much worse than SunOS?
> But that was a kick in the nuts to us engineers. The sytem v source base
>> was crap compared to sunos, a huge step backwards.
>> So my crowd pretty much all left in disgust. There was a lot of
>> heartache over it. None of us knew about the business deal at the time, in
>> fact I think a lot of management didn't know.
>> Instead, they repeated the SunOS journey. Bryan and crew polished that
>> turd for years and got it sort of reasonable. [...] but they went for it
>> and got it better. Only to have it tossed away again. Yuck.
> For anyone who hasn't seen it, there's a pretty good talk that gives the
> two-minute version of what Larry has described, and then picks up the story
> from there and runs with it over the next twentyish years:
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