Solaris 2.4

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Wed Dec 4 21:47:52 2002

Quothe Carlos Murillo, from writings of Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 09:51:13PM -0500:
> The way I remember this, the first release that bore the "Solaris"
> name when released was 2.5 . Before it was called SunOS, of which

I've got a Solaris 2.4 distribution.

> the last release was 4.1.4 if I remember correctly. After Solaris 2.5,

Kindly note that what's known as SunOS (e.g. 4.1.1), as the name for
the complete OS, was a very different operating system from what is
known as Solaris. The former was based on BSD UNIX (and includes the
text-only games like adventure! any real distribution of UNIX
should), whereas the later is SysV based and was apparently designed
to appeal more to the boring and humor-deprived biz 'droids than the
hackers. In many ways, I miss my 3/60 running 4.1.1, although I don't
miss the slow speed and the many gaping security holes, Y2K problems,
etc. Waiting what seemed like hours for something to compile, was, in
retrospect, not fun... although it seemed like a fast machine at the
time. :-)

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