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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Just a simple question
by tylerdurden on Fri 11th Nov 2011 06:59 UTC
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

How is Solaris 11 "technically" the 7th major version exactly?


Solaris 2.0 was released in 1992, if anything this is the 12th major version of the OS.

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RE: Just a simple question
by lucas_maximus on Fri 11th Nov 2011 10:23 in reply to "Just a simple question"
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2009-08-18
RE[2]: Just a simple question
by tylerdurden on Fri 11th Nov 2011 21:49 in reply to "RE: Just a simple question"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Huh? No they did not, read the link you provided.


I used a Solaris 2.6 box for years.

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RE: Just a simple question
by ctl_alt_del on Fri 11th Nov 2011 18:18 in reply to "Just a simple question"
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2006-05-14

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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RE[2]: Just a simple question
by tylerdurden on Fri 11th Nov 2011 21:50 in reply to "RE: Just a simple question"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I was wondering about Thom's counting scheme, I know journalist majors are on the arts and letters side of campus, but I assume basic math was obtained sometime before finishing highschool..

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