[rescue] [geeks] Older versions of Solaris?

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Mon Oct 27 13:53:27 CDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 08:17:47PM +0200, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> Just to make a point, Solaris 2 was not free (as in beer). The cost of a
> copy was around $500 (from what I remember) for 2.1, up to 2.6. Solaris
> 7 also cost similar money. At some point Sun decided they needed to
> compete with Linux and offered Solaris 7 for free if you paid for
> shipping.

AFAIK when they made Sol7 free, they also made the same thing apply to all
previous Solaris 2.x versions - you could get the OS from a friend and use
it legally, but if you wanted support you had to pay for it.

This did NOT apply to "Solaris 1.x", the retro-name for SunOS.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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