where to find OLD sunOS and solaris

Sun workstations/servers and operating systems (SunOS, Solaris and OpenSolaris)
Forum rules
Any posts concerning pirated software or offering to buy/sell/trade commercial software are subject to removal.
User avatar
compuman86
Posts: 120
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:05 pm
Location: algonquin, il

where to find OLD sunOS and solaris

Unread postby compuman86 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:25 am

hello,
this coming after the news that Oracle closed Solaris, but is there any place one could download the old versions of sunOS and Solaris for SPARC, and are these versions now closed as well? I'd like to get ahold of these and archive them while I can so I can still use my SPARCstations in the future with their original software...
My SGI systems (in order received) :Indy: Deaconblues :Indigo: Badsneakers :Indigo2: Greenearrings :Indigo2IMP: Kidcharlemagne :Octane: Haitiandivorce :O2: Aja :320: :1600SW: MidnightCruiser
(looking for) :Fuel: Pretzellogic :Tezro: Blackfriday

User avatar
zmttoxics
Posts: 893
Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:11 am

Re: where to find OLD sunOS and solaris

Unread postby zmttoxics » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:42 am

Solaris / SunOS is not free to redistribute. Your best luck is eBay for the media.
Stuff.

SAQ
Posts: 5758
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:37 am
Location: Renton, WA

Re: where to find OLD sunOS and solaris

Unread postby SAQ » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:03 pm

Officially the licenses go up in smoke as soon as the machine is transferred, unless the transfer is done by Sun or on of "a small number of resellers allowed to do license transfers".

I suspect many people have it archived, and the media is still transferable (I think, though with copyright the way it is now who knows).
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

There are those who say I'm a bit of a curmudgeon. To them I reply: "GET OFF MY LAWN!"

:Indigo: :Octane: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: :PI: :O3x0: :ChallengeL: :O2000R: (single-CM)

User avatar
mila
Posts: 296
Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:20 am
Location: Bålsta, Sweden

Re: where to find OLD sunOS and solaris

Unread postby mila » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:23 am

Oracle has only change the license to a trail license, why not try it out while you can on both Sparc and AMD after the 90 days you just have to delete it and next time download it again ... :)

/michael
--
No Microsoft product was used in any way to write or send this text.
If you use a Microsoft product to read it, you're doing so at your own
risk.

SAQ
Posts: 5758
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:37 am
Location: Renton, WA

Re: where to find OLD sunOS and solaris

Unread postby SAQ » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:47 pm

mila wrote:Oracle has only change the license to a trail license, why not try it out while you can on both Sparc and AMD after the 90 days you just have to delete it and next time download it again ... :)

/michael


For Solaris 10. Solaris 10 used to have a "download it and use it as long as you want with our blessing" license, with the caveat that it wasn't transferable. Solaris 9 had a "free for educational use" license, and Solaris 8 had a "free license for noncommercial use on uniprocessor-capable machines". Solaris 7 had a $95 program, but I can't remember the details. None of them were transferable, and they didn't apply to other releases of Solaris/SunOS.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

There are those who say I'm a bit of a curmudgeon. To them I reply: "GET OFF MY LAWN!"

:Indigo: :Octane: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: :PI: :O3x0: :ChallengeL: :O2000R: (single-CM)


Return to “Sun”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron