[rescue] Anyone got a spare copy of Solaris 8/x86?

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue Dec 11 16:37:12 CST 2007

On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 09:21:35PM +0200, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> I was under the impression that Solaris 2 is based upon Interactive's
> sV product, but someone on this list said that Sun was working on
> a version of their own before the purchase. 

It was pretty much a straight port of SysV.


Sun basically sold it as their x86 UNIX offering before coming out with
"Solaris x86".  I had a copy at one point; ended up selling it to some guy
who needed it badly to restore a system he was using to run a printing
press or something like that (this was in'98).


"From 1992 Sun also sold INTERACTIVE UNIX, an operating system it acquired
when it bought INTERACTIVE Systems Corporation from Eastman Kodak Company.
This was a popular UNIX variant for the PC platform and a major competitor
to market leader SCO UNIX. Sun's focus on INTERACTIVE UNIX diminished in
favor of Solaris on both SPARC and x86 systems; it was dropped as a product
in 2001."

That's impressive that they supported IU for FIFTEEN YEARS.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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