ServersSun Edges Closer to Solaris 9

Sun Edges Closer to Solaris 9




Software developers who are fans of Sun Microsystems Inc.’s Solaris operating system (or “environment,” as the
firm calls it) can test it before it goes public, the company said Tuesday.
Sun takes Solaris 9 for an early access program spin.

Palo Alto, Calif.’s Sun launched Solaris 9 Developer
Early Access
software
as the first beta of its Solaris 9 Operating Environment — the
firm’s newest Unix server software, which is slated for
commercial release this January.

As with other access programs, developers can sign up to evaluate Solaris 9
OE software and test their applications on the new
operating environment to get a jump on any input or feedback they may have
for the company. The comments would help Sun more,
really, as the outfit would be able to tinker with the code if a consensus
is reached that something should be altered for the
better.

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