Open source Solaris offers a way in to high-end skills

Langley, Nick
November 2007
Computer Weekly;11/27/2007, p42
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The article presents information on open source system software Solaris. Solaris is an operating system developed by Sun Microsystems Inc. It was historically closed source, but most of the code base has now been made open source. The latest downloadable "Express" version of Solaris for developers, based on the open source Opensolaris, comes with an optional support subscription. The open source strategy provides a way for determined developers to gain experience of some highly paid skills. Sun was founded in 1982. Solaris, based on the industry standard Unix System V Release 4, gradually took over from the proprietary Sun OS during the 1990s.


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