Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Nov 2011 20:45 UTC, submitted by Straylight
Oracle and SUN I just emerged, blinking, from the world of Skyrim, only to realise Sun Oracle has released the 11th version of Solaris (well, technically it's the 7th, but okay, we'll roll with it). I'll be honest and upfront about it: Solaris is totally out of my league, and as such, it's very hard for me to properly summarise what this release is all about, so I won't even try.
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RE: Just a simple question
by ctl_alt_del on Fri 11th Nov 2011 18:18 UTC in reply to "Just a simple question"
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I actually agree with you, but I count 13 major releases...don't forget 2.5.1, it was the updated release of the 2.5 version with "bug for bug compatibility" for the SPARC, X86 and Power platforms.

The Solaris 2.X moniker was to denote it's System V heritage, while the 1.x was for the BSD based OS. At the release of 2.7 they dropped the "2" prefix (I'm assuming because 1.x was pretty much unsupported by that time and no need to differentiate any longer). I have always counted the "SunOS" disignation as the release, since that is what the OS actually reports on a running system anyway (Solaris 11 = SunOS 5.11).

But to each their own, if you want to count 7, 12 or 13 it doesn't really matter much. It's the changes under the hood that count. (Sorry for the car analogy.)

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