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I'm not trying to be inflammatory with this question! I can't any statements though from Oracle regarding the future of Solaris, and wondered if there were any press releases or official notification of future versions. As I understand it, work has been greatly scaled back on Solaris and it's not being developed at a great rate. Is Solaris 11 the final party, with endless security updates to come but nothing else?

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Only Oracle knows. And even they probably don't know yet. And maybe they'll declare some existing version to be called Solaris 12, like they did for Solaris 1. –  Gilles Dec 6 '13 at 0:35
blogs.oracle.com/markusflierl/entry/… is from the Oracle VP in charge of core Solaris development about the roadmap presentation he gave for Solaris at Oracle OpenWorld a couple months ago. Slides from his talk are at oracleus.activeevents.com/2013/connect/fileDownload/session/… –  alanc Dec 7 '13 at 3:05
I'm pretty sure that development on anything which is desktop related in Solaris has come to an almost complete stop. At the same time I see Oracle adding server-side features in 11.0 and 11.1 that are really innovative and still nowhere to be found in Linux. This is in particular true for "Enterprise" like features. Bottom line: Desktop stuff: You'll be disappointed with Solaris' lack of progress. Server stuff: Solaris is (IMHO) still ahead of Linux and the gap isn't really closing. (my comment is highly opinionated of course) –  unixhacker2010 Dec 30 '13 at 14:27

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There is a Solaris roadmap in page 33 of this slideware from https://blogs.oracle.com/openomics/entry/solaris_day_27nov2013_slides

Have a look to page 2 disclaimer first.

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