Solaris to Get Linux Features

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Sun Microsystems Incorporated has plans, called Project Indiana, to revamp Solaris, one of the main varieties of the Unix family of operating systems, known for their ability to safely and securely handle major computing tasks...

Apple Considers Solaris ZFS Support in OS X?

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Apple is reportedly considering plans to port Solaris ZFS to Mac OS X. An email message purported to come from Sun's Eric Kustarz claims: "Here's some exciting news! Chris Emura, the filesystem development manager within...

Lighting a fire under Solaris

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Solaris has been the most widely used version of Unix. But much wind was taken from the operating system's sails by the quick arrival of Linux and the equally quick departure of Sun's prestige when...

Solaris free software portal faces closure

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Lack of funding may force free software portal Blastwave, one of the only sources for pre-packaged Solaris software, to close its doors. Since 2002, the portal has been bundling publicly available software...

Sun begins open-source Solaris era

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Sun Microsystems is expected to release Solaris as open-source software Tuesday; the move is a centerpiece of the company's plan to regain lost relevance and fend off rivals Red Hat, IBM and Microsoft. ...

Torvalds: A Solaris skeptic

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When Linus Torvalds successfully harnessed the talent of thousands of programmers to create Linux, the operating system that arguably suffered most was Sun Microsystems' Solaris. Now Torvalds and his allies face a...

Sun plans patent protection for open-source Solaris

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When Sun Microsystems releases Solaris as open-source software, it plans to provide legal protection from patent-infringement suits to outsiders using or developing the operating system--one of several ways Sun hopes to make Solaris more competitive...

Sun to set Solaris free, after a fashion

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Sun Microsystems plans to announce a free version of its Solaris operating system Monday, taking a page that Red Hat tore from its playbook in 2003. Anyone who registers with Sun will...

Sun to launch next version of Solaris on Nov. 15

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Sun Microsystems Inc. will formally launch the next major release of its flagship Solaris operating system at a press event Nov. 15 at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, company officials confirmed...

Sun to open up the secret mix to Solaris

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About a month ago, Sun let out the words that they are planning to give away source codes in Solaris and today, CRN has cited an anonymous Sun's employee and revealed that Sun is not...

Sun warms to open source for Solaris

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China--Sun Microsystems continues its tilt toward the open-source world. The company's president and chief operating officer, Jonathan Schwartz, said here Wednesday that Sun plans to give its proprietary Solaris server operating system...

Sun Sets Sights on Solaris File System

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Sun Microsystems Inc. this week is planning to give users of its Solaris operating system a sneak peek at the next version and its new file system. Among the many new features of Solaris 10,...

Trusted Solaris has secure future, Sun says

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Sun Microsystems Inc. will continue to offer the Trusted Solaris version of its operating system as a separate product, a company official said Tuesday, trying to clear up any confusion that Sun may have caused...

Sun to boost partitioning in Solaris 10

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Sun Microsystems Inc. outlined planned improvements for Version 10 of its Solaris operating system on Tuesday, part of its quarterly update of new hardware and software products. Sun's hardware news -- including servers based on...

Sun revives Solaris for Intel

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Sun is to revive the Intel version of Solaris, which it effectively mothballed late last year. From September, Sun will offer Solaris x86 8.0, alongside Linux on its new 'Big Bear' Intel...

Free Solaris 9

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When you deploy Web services, your apps demand no-compromise performance, security, and high-availability. So protect your Web services investment with the reliable foundation that the Solaris™ Operating Environment provides. Act now and get your FREE...

Solaris hole found

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HACKERS CAN POTENTIALLY exploit a format string vulnerability in remote wall requests in order to execute arbitrary code in Solaris, Sun Microsystems version of the Unix operating system, security experts have warned. Sun...

Sun readies Solaris counterpunch to .Net

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For years Microsoft has argued that its homogenous approach to enterprise computing is inherently easier to manage and has lower maintenance costs than the more open computing environment evangelized by Sun Microsystems. But...

Sun delays Solaris 9 for Intel chips

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Sun Microsystems on Tuesday delayed plans to release an Intel-compatible version of its forthcoming Solaris 9 operating system, the latest slight in a long and often edgy relationship between the two companies. ...

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