Oracle Solaris

At A Glance

Publisher
Oracle (previously Sun Microsystems)

Web
https://www.oracle.com/solaris/solaris11/index.html

Status
Available, Supported

Introduced
2.0 1991

Latest
v11

Design
GUI, Multitasking

Type
Workstation and Server

Details

Summary
Solaris is designed as a high reliability OS, intended for continuous 24/7 operation and currently focused at the needs of the web and server environments. It also supports multiple virtual processes, multiple processors and different CPU platforms.

News
15-Nov-2010 Solaris 11 Express Released
Jan-2010 Oracle acquires Sun Microsystems.
1-Feb-2005 Solaris 10 Available
2-Sep-2004 Solaris 10 in early testing, first release will support x86, Sparc and AMD64 platforms.
Jan-2003 Solaris 9 for x86 available Includes Sun SunScreen Firewall, and IPlanet directory services.
5-Oct-2002 Sun announces Solaris 9 will be made available for the x86. It will no longer be free, but available for $99 in January 2003 (San Jose Mercury News
22-May-2002 Sun releases version 9, but no support for x86 processors.
8-Jan-2002 Sun to drop Intel Support in Solaris 9 (Infoworld)

Requirements

Product
Solaris 11

Processor
Pentium or better, 120 MHz minimum (v10, not stated in v11)
Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit environments

RAM
512 MB

Drive space
4 GB, 10 GB or more recommended

Drives
Runs from hard disk

Video
VGA or better

File systems
UFS, NFS, HSFS, VxFS, QFS

Compatibility
Solaris programs
Solaris drivers

Interface
GUI and Text based interfaces

Installation
Solaris can be installed on any primary partition on any drive.

Variants
Workstation
Solaris Express
Server

Versions
v2.3
v2.4
v2.5
v2.6
v7.0 1998
v8.0 2000
v9.0 2002 (x86 version 2003)
v10 3/05 Mar-2005
v10 1/06 Jan-2006
v10 6/06 Jun-2006
v11 15-Nov-2010

Downloads
Downloads

Links
Oracle
Solaris Home Page
Solaris Express Home
Hardware Compatibility

Books
Unix Categories: All – Solaris

Publisher

Oracle Corporation
500 Oracle Parkway
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
USA

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (now part of Oracle)
901 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
USA

Phone: 1-650-506-7000
Web: www.oracle.com

Support
Paid support available

Alternatives
Windows 2012, Linux

Secrets

Pricing
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