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LinuxPlanet: Opening Solaris

Sep 15, 2005, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin C. Brown)

"Solaris 10 provides a number of new facilities over earlier versions, including Dynamic Tracing (DTrace), Solaris Containers and a brand new way of managing services that were traditionally controlled through the /etc/init.d and associated directories. To help prevent downtime, Solaris 10 also incorporates predictive self-healing, which becomes particularly useful on Sun hardware as it can identify underlying issues and even automatically disable components to prevent more problems occuring.

"Solaris 10 is free, with no end-user restrictions, if all you want is a binary distribution of the Solaris operating system. More significantly though, from the perspective of the Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) community, is that Solaris 10 is also available in a open source version called OpenSolaris..."

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