Sunday, September 16, 2007

Solaris Features - from Solaris 7 to 10

The Solaris Operating System has evolved significantly since Solaris 7 was released almost 10 years ago. There's a nice page on Sun's web site that has a matrix of Solaris Release by Feature Category. The listed categories are:
  • Data Management
  • Install/Upgrade
  • Networking/Interoperability
  • Observability
  • Performance
  • Platform Choice
  • Security
  • Usability
  • Virtualization
Dennis Clarke, from, told me recently that many of the pre-compiled FOSS packages downloaded and installed from are still for Solaris 8 and 9.

For those organizations that have not upgraded to Solaris 10, have a look at the matrix to see how much you are missing.

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