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Pricing for Solaris 9 has not been finalized, as Sun officials contemplate a change in the pricing structure. Currently Solaris upgrades are covered under some Solaris support contracts.

Initially Solaris 9 will be available only for SPARC-based Sun servers, as there are no current plans to release Solaris 9 for Intel-based servers. While Sun will still support Solaris 8 on Intel for the remainder of Solaris 8's life (which should be two more years), Moffitt says that Intel development doesn't fit within Sun's core business. If there is customer demand for Solaris 9 on Intel -- and there is little demand at the present time, Moffitt hinted -- Sun could initialize development.

This article was originally published on Jan 23, 2002
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