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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.

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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

Solaris 9 x86 packages on Sunfreeware.com

Solaris 9 for Intel(x86) packages now will be offered I have now begun to offer /usr/local packages for Solaris 9 compiled on the Intel processor family. In the next few weeks, most programs for Solaris 8 will also be available for Solaris 9. Note that in many cases, packages compiled already for Solaris 8 have proven to work fine on Solaris 9 systems.

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Posted 2003-01-27, 20:50 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun releases Solaris upgrade featuring bundled app server

SUN MICROSYSTEMS ON Friday officially released a version of it Solaris operating system that features a bundled application server and runs on Intel x86 hardware.

Support for Intel x86 on Solaris is re-established with Version 9 12/02. Despite reports that said Sun was abandoning x86 on Solaris, Moffitt said this was never the case; the project merely was delayed.

Haff said Sparc still remains the primary platform for Solaris. "X86 Intel is not nearly as strategic a platform as Solaris for Sparc; however, it is widely used," he said.

Haff, however, asserted that Sun did indeed want to end the x86 version of Solaris. "There was certainly a school of thought within Sun that said Solaris on Intel wasn't something that was worth bringing forward," Haff said.

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Posted 2003-01-18, 12:41 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Time to celebrate!

After a year of a strugle we have our Solaris x86 back. 14-th January 2003 Sun made Solaris 9 x86 media available to buy. Four days earlier we could download it through Free Solaris Binary License Program. It is definitely time to celebrate!

Posted 2003-01-10, 03:00 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

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