Sun lets slip Solaris 9 on Intel
It has been a long time coming, a real long time, but Sun has at last officially released Solaris 9 for Intel. Or to be precise Solaris 9 for x86 - there appears zero enthusiasm for a port of the Unix OS to Intel's 64-bit Itanium plaftform.
In January last year, Sun put Solaris on x.86 development on ice, citing lack of user demand for 32-bit Unix, much to the dismay of the many users - 1.1 million registered licenses - of 32-bit Unix on x.86.
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Posted 2003-02-18, 01:21 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
It's Official: Sun Announces Solaris for Intel
Sun Microsystems Thursday officially extended its server operating system to x86-based servers with the release of its Solaris 9 x86 Platform Edition.
The long awaited release builds on the beta version available since November 2002. This variation of Sun's core OS allows servers to run on non-Sun processors such as ones made by Intel and AMD.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company also said its Solaris strategy going forward guarantees customer continuity and global support for UNIX on its entire line of both SPARC and x86 systems, and on third party x86 systems.
Like its SPARC counterpart, the Solaris 9 for x86 includes Sun ONE Directory Server 5.1, SunScreen 3.2 software, Solaris Volume Manager, support for IPv6 and Secure Shell. In addition, the new edition bundles the Solaris 9 Resource Manager for free.
The Free Solaris Binary License Program for non-commercial use and used by non-profit organizations is available at no charge, while commercial pricing starts at USD$99. Sun said it is offering special deals on OEM licensing.
Posted 2003-02-14, 00:55 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun gathers Solaris-Intel commitments
A handful of companies are getting behind Sun Microsystems' push to promote its Solaris operating system on Intel-based servers. p The server giant has gathered a slew of commitments and endorsements regarding its strategy. Among the companies that have committed to release software for the version of Solaris that runs on.
Posted 2003-02-14, 00:47 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun Ships Solaris 9 For Intel x86
Sun Microsystems has delivered on its promise not to abandon Solaris on the Intel platform.
On Thursday, the company, based here, announced the shipment of Solaris 9 x86 Platform Edition. The Solaris 9 version for Unix shipped last May. Last fall, Sun made available the beta of Solaris 9 for the 32-bit Intel platform for $20.
Posted 2003-02-07, 03:52 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun Doubles Down on UNIX - Changes Entry-Level Server Dynamics With Solaris 9 for x86
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 6 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today delivered on its redoubled commitment to the UNIXˇ platform, extending the full benefits of the Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS), the number one UNIX platform, to x86-based servers with the Solaris 9 x86 Platform Edition. Seeing a growing market opportunity, Sun is expanding its products and services into the x86 server market. While industry competitors abandon UNIX, Sun's strategy guarantees customer continuity and global support for UNIX on its entire line of both SPARC(TM) and x86 systems, and on third party x86 systems.
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Posted 2003-02-07, 03:49 GMT by Mariusz Zynel