[TUHS] How good a representative of System V is Solaris

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Fri May 29 23:08:19 AEST 2009

On 29 May 2009, at 13:12, A P Garcia wrote:

> It sure looks like the Solaris 8
> userland, at least, is almost pure System V.

I don't think that follows from the copyright headers.  Those can't be  
removed unless there is (essentially) *nothing* remaining of the  

Alternatively, you could say that, yes, it's a System V, but it's a  
late 90s System V (and Solaris 10 is a 2005 System V).  So it depends  
on what you are after I guess: if you want to know what System V was  
like in 1980-something then Solaris won't tell you that, any more than  
OS X will tell you what 4.2 BSD was like.  If you want to know what a  
*modern* System V or BSD is like then, sure, look at Solaris or OS X.


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