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What is the difference between SunOS and Solaris?  Are they the same?
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Yes, these days. SunOS 5.5.1 is Solaris 2.5.1. Just subtract 3 from the SunOS version number to get the version of Solaris. Presumably the name change was some sort of marketing hype which didn't quite pay off.
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by:ueihp
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Thanks for the clarification.  I was a bit worried for a moment because I download sometime for SunOS but my manager wanted it for Solaris.  Shhhwwwoooo.  
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You're welcome.
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by:rickyr
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HI.....
So why are our supppliers charging us for support on SunOS and Solaris?
Where do I stand when I point this out to them?????
regards
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by:khth72
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Solaris2.x   contain the SunOS 5.x which is AT&T SVR4(System 5 release 4).
The old Unix OS for Sun was SunOS 4.x which is BSD .
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