At a glance
Publisher
Oracle (previously Sun Microsystems)
Web
Status
Available, Supported
Introduced
2.0 1991
Latest
v11
Design
GUI, Multitasking
Type
Workstation and Server
 
Summary News Requirements Compatibility Interface Installation Variants
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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

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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
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