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27 Feb 2015 Last Solaris 8 and 9 patches released [41060]
Solaris 8 and 9 Extended (a.k.a Vintage) Support finished at the end of Oct 2014.

Gerry Haskins writes, "Solaris 8 and 9 Extended (a.k.a Vintage) Support finished at the end of Oct 2014.

We've flushed the queues of any fixes which were still in-flight from that time and released the final set of Solaris 8 and 9 patches have been released to MOS.

Solaris 8 and 9 patches will continue to be available to customers with appropriate Sustaining Support contracts, as will telephone support, but no new Solaris 8 and 9 patches will be created..."
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30 Nov 2014 Oracle Solaris 11 - Beginners Guide [39497]
From UnixArena

Lingeswaran writes, "If you are working as a Sun Solaris system administrator, you know that how rapidly Solaris operating system is changing from version to version. There were a lot difference between Solaris 9 and Solaris 10. But people were able to grab the changes quickly in the past when it was transformed from Solaris 8/9 to Solaris 10. ZFS and Zones were not utilized potentially on Solaris 10 and this could be the reason why the system administrators couldn't find any difficulties. But now most of the people are asking that how and where to start for oracle Solaris 11..."
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03 Nov 2014 Solaris 9 exiting Extended Support period [39049]
By Gerry Haskins

Gerry Haskins writes, "Solaris 9 is exiting Extended Support and entering Sustaining Support.

In accordance with the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Software and Operating Systems, (Page 37), and http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/hardware-systems-support-policies-069182.pdf (Pages 6 and 9), all patches created during the Extended Support period will revert to "Operating System" access entitlement on MOS so they are available to all customers will a valid support contract, not just those that purchased Extended Support.

There will be a final patch release cycle in November for both Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 to release bug fixes currently in process.

After that, there'll be no new Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 patches created. All existing patches will remain available..."
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08 Jul 2014 Solaris 20th Anniversary [37206]
Infographic

As part of the celebration of 20 years of Solaris, Oracle has created an infographic that covers the evolution of Solaris:

  • Feb 1982 - Sun founded
  • 80's - The UNIX Wars
  • 1984 - Debut of NFS
  • June 1992 -Solaris is born
  • Feb 200 - Solaris 8
  • May 2000 - Compatibility Guarantee
  • Oct 2003 - DTrace
  • Dec 2006 - SPARC T-Series
  • Nov 2006 - Trusted Extensions
  • Jan 2010 - Sun becomes part of Oracle
  • Nov 2011 - Oracle Solaris 11
  • Oct 2012 - Solaris 11.1

Solaris infographic

Some missing achievements in the infographic include the project to open-source Solaris resulting in the creation of OpenSolaris and "the last word in Filesystems", ZFS.
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31 Mar 2014 How to install solaris 10 branded zone on solaris 11 [35610]
UNIX Arena by Lingeswaran R

"Oracle Solaris 10 allows you to create a Solaris 9 and Solaris 8 as branded zone on SPARC environment and not supported on x86. But oracle Solaris 11 allows you to create Solaris 10 as a branded zone on both SPARC and X86 environments. For your information Solaris 9 and Solaris 8 branded zones are not supported on Solaris 11. So customers are forced to use Oracle Solaris 10 as branded zone or Oracle Solaris 11 now a days. Here we will see how to install oracle Solaris 10 as branded zone on Solaris 11 x86 environment..."
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