Monday, June 13, 2005

Sun Open Sources the Solaris Operating System

Sun Microsystems released its Solaris OS as open source code for both the SPARC platform and x86/x64 platforms. The OpenSolaris source code includes the core operating system, networking, system libraries, and commands--and all the key innovations delivered in the Solaris 10 OS.

http://www.sun.comAt CTIA Wireless 2005 earlier this year, Sun cited momentum for Solaris 10 in telecom applications. Solaris 10 offers in-kernel support for the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). It also provides unique features such as Solaris Containers and Predictive Self-Healing for reliability. Additionally, Solaris 10 supports current IPv6 specifications and APIs, paving the way for the development of next generation IP-based services.

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