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DistroWatch.com: Oracle Solaris

Oracle Solaris

Last Update: Thursday 17 July 2014 04:51 GMT


Solaris is a computer operating system, the proprietary Unix variant developed by Sun Microsystems. Early versions, based on BSD UNIX, were called SunOS. The shift to a System V code base in SunOS 5 was marked by changing the name to Solaris 2. Earlier versions were retroactively named Solaris 1.x. After version 2.6, Sun dropped the "2." from the name. Solaris consists of the SunOS UNIX base operating system plus a graphical user environment. Solaris is written in a platform-independent manner and is available for SPARC and x86 processors (including x86_64). Starting from version 10, the Solaris licence changed and the product was distributed free of charge for any system or purpose, but after the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle in 2009, the product is once again proprietary with a restrictive licence.

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Solaris Summary
Distribution Solaris Operating System
Home Page http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/overview/index.html
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forums.oracle.com/forums/category.jspa?categoryID=303
Documentation http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/documentation/index.html
Screenshots  
Download Mirrors http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.html
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites SunHELPFreeware for SolarisBlastwaveSolaris x86
Reviews 11: MarkRoundPhoronix
10: BlogspotLinuxPlanetThe RegisterOSNewsInfoWorldOSNewsZDNetPC MagazineeWEEKOSNewsNetworkWorld
9: PC Magazine
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
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 • 2005-09-16: Review: Opening Solaris
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 • 2005-03-03: Review of Solaris 10
 • 2005-02-25: First Look at Solaris 10

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 11 10
Release Date 2011/11/09 2005/01/31
End Of Life    
Price (US$)    
CDs 1 1
Free Download ISO, registration required ISO, registration required
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME CDE/GNOME
Package Management IPS, pkgadm pkgadm
Office Suite -- StarOffice
Processor Architecture sparc64, x86_64 i386, sparc64, x86_64
Journaled File Systems ZFS, UFS ZFS, UFS
Multilingual de, en, es, fr, it, pt de, en, es, fr, it, se
Asian Language Support ja, kr, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, kr, zh_CN, zh_TW
Full Package List   10
Package 11 10
abiword (3.0.0)   --
alsa-lib (1.0.28)   --
ati-driver (14.10.1006) 6.14.1 --
bash (4.3) 4.1 3.0
bind (9.10.0-P2) 9.6.3 9.2.4
chromium (36.0.1985.125)   --
cups (1.7.4) 1.4.5 1.1.21
dhcp (4.3.0)   --
e2fsprogs (1.42.11)   --
firefox (31.0) 6.0.2 --
freetype (2.5.3) 2.4.6 2.0.4
gcc (4.9.1) 4.5.2 3.4.2
gimp (2.8.10)   1.2.1
glibc (2.19)   --
gnome-shell (3.12.2)   --
gnucash (2.6.3)   --
gnumeric (1.12.17)   --
grub (2.00) 0.97 --
gtk+ (3.12.2) 2.20.1 2.4.0
httpd (2.4.10) 2.2.20 2.0.52
inkscape (0.48.5)   --
k3b (2.0.2)   --
kdelibs (4.13.3)   3.1.1
kmod (18)    
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.30.0 2.6.0
libreoffice (4.2.5)   --
Package 11 10
linux (3.15.7)   --
lxde-common (0.5.5)   --
mariadb (10.0.12)    
mate-desktop (1.8.1)    
MesaLib (10.2.4)   --
mysql (5.6.19) 5.1.37 4.0.15
nautilus (3.12.2) 2.30.1 2.6.1
NVIDIA (340.24) 280.13 --
openbox (3.5.2)   --
openjdk (7u40)   --
openssh (6.6p1)   --
openssl (1.0.1h) 1.0.0e 0.9.7
perl (5.20.0) 5.12.3 5.8.4
php (5.5.15) 5.2.17 4.3.2
postfix (2.11.1)   --
postgresql (9.3.5)   --
Python (3.4.1) 2.6.4 2.2.3
qt (5.3.1)   3.1.1
samba (4.1.10) 3.5.10 3.0.4
systemd (215)    
thunderbird (31.0) 6.0.2 --
vim (7.4) 7.3 6.3
vlc (2.1.5)   --
xfdesktop (4.10.2)   3.8.16
xine-lib (1.2.6)   --
xorg-server (1.16.0) 1.10.3 (6.8.0)


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