The flavors of Unix for the Sun

    The student we have assigned to down-load and install the latest version of Netscape Navigator asked me the following question.
     "We have SunOs 4.1.1 installed on this old server, what verion of Solaris would that be?"
     So, okay.   Can someone give me a listing of the different flavors of SunOs and their Solaris equivalents?
bwsaulAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
jreeseConnect With a Mentor Commented:
SunOS and Solaris 2.x are 2 completely different OSes: SunOS was a BSD-derived OS that Sun wrote until they switched to the System V-derived Solaris. That being said, Sun later began calling Sun)S 4.x "Solaris 1.x".

So:

SunOS 4.x == Solaris 1.x
Solaris 2.x has no SunOS equivalent. Development of SunOS pretty much ceased when Solaris 2.x shipped.

Hope that helps you out,

Jim
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.