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Sun Microsystems Solaris Operating System

Published: 10 August 2005

ID: G00129596

Analyst(s): Cynthia Lubrano, Mary I. Hubley


Solaris 10 offers significant gains in the areas of diagnostics, partitioning, security and system administration. Sun hopes Solaris 10 will spur a much-needed company rebound, especially with its new OpenSolaris project, which delivers Solaris 10 in an open source form, free for download.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • OpenSolaris Introduced
    • Future Directions
  • Analysis
    • Recent Market Activities
    • Significant Features
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Not as Proprietary as Earlier Versions
    • Open Source Solaris
    • Container Technology
    • Security
    • DTrace Troubleshooting
  • Limitations
    • User Loyalty
    • SPARC
  • Insight

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