[rescue] Sun V120 update
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Mon Jul 31 15:07:38 CDT 2017
Regarding the Sun vs Oracle thing, I'm certain that the different major Solaris
releases have different RTU (right to use) clauses built into the license
agreement, and, depending if your plans are for something aside from just
hobbyist type usage at home, if I were in your shoes, that would be what would
But, FWIW, Sun is owned, and I consider them a division of Oracle, much like
your earlier comment about your copy of Lotus 1-2-3. Once their own company,
now owned by IBM, but they still have their own identity.
Further food for thought, at $WORK, all the new systems that come in have Sun on
them, in addition to Oracle. Unless they Say Fujitsu. Fujitsu makes some great
Back to software, here is the copyright from the /etc/inet/netmask file from an
Oracle Solaris 11.3 box in my home. There are still plenty of Sun references,
aside from being SunOS 5.11 .
solaris11vm /etc/inet 42 # cat netmasks
# Copyright 2000 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
# Use is subject to license terms.
# ident "%Z%%M% %I% %E% SMI"
And in closing, I will share that when I need to clear my terminal, I always use
the "tput clear" command. Why?, might you ask. Great question. Have you ever
looked at the /usr/bin/clear command on Solaris? It does the same thing
(generally) as "tput clear".
If this doesn't SCARE the **** out of you and send willies up your spine, I
don't know what will.
solaris11vm /etc/inet 43 # cat /usr/bin/clear
# Copyright (c) 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 AT&T
# All Rights Reserved
# Copyright (c) 1987, 1988 Microsoft Corporation
# All Rights Reserved
#ident "%Z%%M% %I% %E% SMI"
Thats right. The EVILEST of all computer companies, leaving a m$ copyright,
right in the middle of your /usr/bin directory.
Hopefully something here provides some context.
Enjoy your V120.
On 07/31/17 12:17 PM, Earl Baugh wrote:
> RE: Oracle vs Solaris 8
> Well on this page :
> It seems that Oracle considers Solaris 8 one of their products. This is
> one of the things that had confused me.
> The box set of OS's I have (thru Solaris 9) only have Sun logos, no Oracle.
> However, I've seen Solaris boxes
> (not sure which version) which have Oracle stuff injected. Given the
> long experience I have with Oracle products
> (since version 3 of the RDBMs, loaded off 9 track tape....yes you could get
> it on that...) and at times having access
> to source, I'm a bit leery of anything but DB products of theirs. I've
> used Sun's since the 3/110 (and own working early
> Suns... a Sun 1/100, Sun 2/120 (being re-assembled), Sun 3/110, Sun
> 4/110...) so am quite familiar with Sun OS and
> extensively used Solaris thru Solaris 2.5.1 (touched on 7, but not much) I
> wasn't quite sure exactly what Oracle had done
> with the OS when they acquired Sun. My Sun use has been light for the last
> few years, work wise, and had some HW
> issues on the Suns I had in the 8 ft rack in my office. It is time for me
> to get that fixed (though to be honest, I've been busier
> with the older Suns during this time). BTW, End of support for Solaris 8
> was 2 years after Oracle acquired Sun as well...
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