Solaris

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by firewire2001, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    I just looked on Sun's Site and Sun 8 is not available for Intel Processors anymore - you have to Purchase it. That really makes me frustrated considering that Solaris has always been open source and is not helpful at all for UNIX advancement...

    Argh...

    -firewire
     
  2. makks macrumors newbie

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    Sun has abandoned Solaris for the intel platform alltogether. I guess it has to do with inexpensive sparc workstations (the blade series) and that there's just too broad of a range of PC hardware for them to deal with. I don't agree with them discontinuing the x86 version of solaris but it makes sense. Solaris 9 will not be ported to x86 at all.
    The 8.0 x86 media kit that I acquired from my last job is actually really nice, 4 cds and a couple books in a nice box. Just curious, how much is the set that you are talking about?
     
  3. firewire2001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got this email from sun....

    Q: Why is Sun discontinuing Solaris Intel downloads?

    A: Thanks for your email. We decided back in January to discontinue free Solaris Intel downloads, in order to focus our investments on
    products and programs which will have the greatest impact on Sun's bottom line. We appreciate your interest in Solaris Intel, and regret that we can no longer offer the free download service.

    At the same time, we have slashed the price of Solaris Intel media kits by 40% to $45 US (plus S/H). The kits are available via
    http://www.sun.com/solaris/binaries. Downloads for Solaris 8 OE for SPARC platforms will continue to be available.

    Again, we appreciate your interest in Solaris and hope we can be of service again in the future.

    Sincerely,

    Wendy Suafilo
    Sun Customer Service Specialist
     
  4. evildead macrumors 65816

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    Solaris 9

    9 is about to come out and as you probably guess the Intel version will die with 8. I work alot with Solaris at work (all Sparks). I can see why they are going to linux on there low end servers. It is just too expensive to support and they need all they help they can get in the Low-end server market. They cant wast time and money on the intel version Of Solaris. Get a Blade 100 if you want to run Solaris. They are about $2000, cheep when it comes to Sun stuff. I have a few of them at work. They are pretty nice little desktops. Im thinking of replacing my Win200 box with one soon....
     
  5. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    I am curious, what do peoplem think of Irix? I love that operating system (I have it on a SGI Indigo2) Its great!

    I was going to sell the Indigo but I might just turn it into a web server.

    Ensign
     
  6. makks macrumors newbie

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    IRIX rocks, I have an indigo too, it's headless in the corner acting as an nfs server right now. I think that some of the older indigos had the y2k bug (that's actually how I got mine from my old job, they were too lazy to maintain and patch them) but it can be patched easily. Indigos make decent webservers, that's what mine was being used as before it was mine. These days with cheap pc parts (don't flame me for that) it makes more sense to run a linux server on a sub $300 box since it will actually handle a higher load as a webserver than the indigo will, but if it's for low traffic uses by all means take advantage of what you've got.
     
  7. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Anybody remember the SGI "Predator"?

    Cuz I have the empty rack.

    I'd like to stuff it full of re-cased macs and set up a gaming company. Anybody interested?:D
     

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