In <20060501180745.GC19342@freebie.xs4all.nl>, Wilko Bulte <firstname.lastname@example.org> typed:
> On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 01:23:40PM +0000, Maslan wrote..
> > On 5/1/06, Dag-Erling Smrgrav <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > >> If you watch Revolution OS, Linus points out that his main thing for
> > >> doing Linux was that he wanted something like he had used at the
> > >> university he was at and he says it was SunOS. Sun OS / Solaris, are
> > >> straight BSD.
> > >
> > >Wrong. Solaris is SysV with some BSD bits tacked on.
> > >
> > >DES
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> > That's right, but sunos (earlier than solaris) was based on bsd.
> > www : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunos
> Be specific: SunOS 3.x and 4.x are BSD. The later ones are called
> Solaris 1.x IIRC
> Solaris 2.x also calls itself SunOS, just take a close look at the boot
> messages. It is as DES already pointed out a SysV derivative
SunOS 5.x was the OS. Solaris 2.x was the OS plus the windowing
system. So when you booted a system running Solaris 2.x, you were
greated with SunOS 5.x banenrs. Common usage was that SunOS 5 systems
were called "Solaris", and SunOS 4 systems were called SunOS,
regardless of how Sun labelled the distribution media.
> wikipedia stinks too often to be taken as gospel...
The entry for Solaris largely agrees with my recollection of
events. It's been long enough that I'm a bit hazy on the details, but
there's nothing in it I know to be wrong.
Mike Meyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
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