[rescue] [geeks] Older versions of Solaris?

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Mon Oct 27 19:19:29 CDT 2008

On Oct 27, 2008, at 1:53 PM, Bill Bradford wrote:

> 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.

If this is indeed the case, I can provide Sparc versions of 2.1, 2.5.1  
Sparc & Intel of (2.)7.

The 2.6 I have is the version that works on the Sparcbook 3GX, not the  
Tadpole release, but the Sun release that is known to work, especially  
with the (freely available) patches from Tadpole.

If not, then, *cough* nothing to see here, move along.... :)

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

In that case, I can't provide any copies of 1.1.2/Sparc.

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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