[TUHS] SunOS code?

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sat Sep 1 07:57:27 AEST 2018

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 3:36 PM Cág <ca6c at bitmessage.ch> wrote:

> Kevin Bowling wrote:
> > Sun releasing OpenSolaris when they finally did and under the CDDL was
> > pretty tone deaf to what was going on in the market with Linux, but
> > you have to admire the amount of contract review and legal work that
> > must have taken.
> How is OpenSolaris different from SunOS (Sun/Oracle Solaris) anyway?
> Isn't the relationship kinda RHEL-CentOS'ish? I.e. one is community-
> -supported, and another is commercially.

No. Not even close.

SunOS is BSD based (first 4.2 then 4.3 then with some small amount of
System V code) with a written from scratch vm.

Solaris is sun's do-over based on System V Release 4. It's great leap
backwards. It was a huge slap in the face of the old SunOS crew by inept
management. The final indignity was SunOS 4.1 being rebranded Solaris 1.0,
which was pure marketing...

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