Solaris History Y2K

By Xah Lee. Date: .
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Sun Microsystems's logo, made of 8 capital letter U, forming 4 S into a square. It reads S U N in four directions. Designed by Vaughan Pratt
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Solaris 9 logo (old Solaris logo)
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Solaris OS logo

Sun's OS is officially called Solaris Operating Environment (it was called “SunOS”).

Sun was founded in 1982 by Andreas Bechtolsheim, Scott McNealy, Vinod Khosla, Bill Joy. Bill Joy is a student at University of California, Berkeley, while the rest are from Stanford University. SUN stood for Stanford University Network.

Complete Solaris docs: HUGE, containing supposedly all published Solaris docs. Particular good is the 2 or 3 volumes book called System Administration Guide, available for Solaris 7, 8, and 9, all downloadable in PDF format. If you have a Solaris box, then read these volumes well. You'd gain solid unix skills. If your work is on Solaris, then these volumes beats any generic unix book however good, and they beat any 3rd party Solaris books too.

Solaris Freesoftware Repository: has tons of pre-compiled freesoftware for Solaris. Including: perl, bash, gzip, tar, gcc, make, top, sudo, traceroute, cvs, etc. Some of which are pre-installed in Solaris 8.

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The following is a Solaris FAQ created by the members of the Solaris newsgroup community around early 1990s. For today's Open Source and Linux-chanting sophomorons, they are not at the level to read these “Frequently” Asked Questions.

Solaris 2 FAQ

Sun Microsystems is the worst company with jargons.

[see Jargons of Software Industry]

The Unix Pestilence