Gartner Research

Sun Microsystems' Solaris Operating System

Published: 23 August 2006

ID: G00142239

Analyst(s): Mary I. Hubley, MaryAnn Richardson


Solaris 10 offers significant gains in diagnostics, partitioning, security, and file and system administration. These advanced features, coupled with a highly competitive price structure and x64/x86 platform support, may convince some Unix users to postpone their moves to Linux.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • DTrace
    • Predictive Self-Healing
    • Solaris Containers
    • User Rights and Process Rights Management
    • ZFS
    • Sun Solaris 10 vs. OpenSolaris
  • Analysis
    • OpenSolaris and the Common Development and Distribution License
    • Migrating Linux Applications to Solaris
  • Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
  • Limitations
  • Insight

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