Solaris 2.4

From: Carlos Murillo <>
Date: Thu Dec 5 06:32:00 2002

At 07:33 PM 12/4/02 -0800, you wrote:
>Right idea, wrong version numbers.
>SunOS 4.1 was the last major version of SunOS. It was BSD-derived and
>very comfortable to those of us who grew up on VAXen. While SunOS 4
>was still a current product, Sun came out with Solaris 2.1. It's
>underlying operating system number was 5.1. Solaris 2.2 came out
>as the "operating environment" that included "SunOS 5.2" and so on.
>After Solaris had been around for a while, Sun retroactively named
>SunOS to a Solaris 1 number.

Ok, so I got all my numbers messed up. But I did remember that Sun
had played a retroactive trick on version numbers. I also remember
the Great Recompile/ReBuy that we had to go through when we
went from SunOS(BSD) to Solaris (SYSV). And all of the hard drives
suddenly became insufficient...


Carlos E. Murillo-Sanchez
Received on Thu Dec 05 2002 - 06:32:00 GMT

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