[rescue] e420r and solaris questions

Ron Wickersham rjw at alembic.com
Sat Aug 20 22:11:17 CDT 2005

On Sat, 20 Aug 2005, Dan Sikorski wrote:

> Do i need to pay to legally use Solaris 10?  I know it's free for
> devloper use, and i thought that it is free for personal use, but i'm
> having a hard time figuring out if that is true based on the SLA on
> sun.com.

there are no license fees for commercial or personal/developer use.  you
are supposed to register it to be legal.  the form is easy and i registered
Solaris 10 earlier this year and received an e-mail which is the actual
proof you're licensed.

> The followup to that question is, if regular solaris isn't legal for my
> uses, does Open Solaris support zones like Solaris 10?

yes, Open Solaris supports zones.   i would suggest using Solaris 10 rather
than Open Solaris for your colo situation.   but if you have any time to
work at home on Open Solaris and contribute anything back (especially
drivers for x86 version) it will help the Open Solaris grow faster.


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