Why Solaris 11 is being released *before* 11/11/11

It would have been very elegant to release Solaris 11 on 11/11/11 (after all, how many chances for that kind of symmetry do you get?), but there are reasons it's not happening: see 11 Reasons Why Oracle Solaris 11 11/11 Isn't Being Released on 11/11/11 .

Aw, darn. Still, it would be nice if we could do Solaris 12 on 12/12/12. After that, we run out of months!

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Well, if it follows the example of the Studio compiler suite, there will never be a Solaris 13 (the naming scheme will change instead), so running out of months won't be a problem.

Posted by M on November 03, 2011 at 07:01 AM MST #

I expect you're right - and since there's a negative connotation with the number 13 some other convention will probably be used.

Posted by Jeff Savit on November 03, 2011 at 07:33 AM MST #

Just so people who don't click through don't get the wrong idea:

We *are* launching Oracle Solaris 11 next week.

We're just doing it on the 9th, not the 11th.

Posted by Larry on November 03, 2011 at 07:35 AM MST #

Whoops - My bad, Larry. Title changed to prevent confusion!

Posted by Jeff Savit on November 03, 2011 at 07:38 AM MST #

Excellent -- that's even less confusing than my title!

Posted by Larry on November 03, 2011 at 07:39 AM MST #

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