[rescue] Anyone got a spare copy of Solaris 8/x86?
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Dec 11 19:39:47 CST 2007
Bill Bradford wrote:
> 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."
I worked for Sun when the focus 'shifted' from Interactive Unix to Solaris
x86. I was in the SunService 'planet' (division) in level 2 support. I
went out to SunSoft South at least once (which as I was told then were the
'old' Interactive guys (or what was left of them?). They were the team that
did the 'port' of Solaris to x86 (from what I recall being told
gave us 'training' on the ins and outs of Solaris on x86 architecture
our escalation path for issues requiring attention of engineering.
They were a good team. There was lots of Interactive stuff kicking
that office :-) (I recall it was in Los Angeles).
> That's impressive that they supported IU for FIFTEEN YEARS.
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