-Solaris is an "industrial-strength" version of [UNIX] made by SunMicrosystems, who also make hardware. Sun
are losing the low-end to much cheaper linux-on-
+Solaris is an "industrial-strength" version of [UNIX] made by SunMicrosystems, who also make hardware.
-The operating system
used to be known as
Solaris time anyway
) versions have been known as
Solaris and had their version number bumped up. I think
the difference is that
Solaris is supposedly the whole operating environment
Solaris 2.8 is also known
as SunOS 5.8
, and maybe just called "Solaris 8"
. Similarly Solaris 2.9 is (or contains
) SunOS 5
Linux has copied many of
the features of the Solaris kernel and user
- space, such as the style
of dynamic linking (eg dlopen(3), ld.so, the LD_PRELOAD environment variable).