"Every six months, Sun updates its Solaris 10 operating system
to include bug fixes as well as feature updates. That continues to
be the case, even though it's likely to be the last release before
Sun (NASDAQ: JAVA) becomes acquired by Oracle.
"Today, the company officially released the Solaris 10 5/09
release, providing new Intel hardware support, IPsec (define)
security features as well as network performance improvements. The
update also comes as Sun is working on its next version of Solaris
in the OpenSolaris community.
"Despite the fact that Sun is expected to be absorbed into
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) later this year as part of a $7.4 billion
acquisition, it's business as usual for the powers behind