Re: Solaris source (fwd)

Alan Cox (
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 23:30:16 +0100 (BST)

> Of course. Sun knows that it's money customers aren't interested in
> Linux when they can have a well supported OS.

Oh yeah. I reported a serious security bug exploitable via rsh on
solaris a YEAR ago. So much for support contracts. I've left the company
where I last filed this with sun. They had probably $1,000,000+ of sun kit
and sun didnt fix it.

> SUN rocks. Solaris is the single best UNIX available right now.
> Everyone knows that. I think their goal is to allow the linux kernel
> hackers to check out their source. They know Linux is the biggest threat
> to MS. The more popular Linux/UNIX gets, the better off they are.

Hey you've bent my sarcasm meter ;)