Solaris 9 for Dummies

31 January 2009 |

Solaris is the flagship Unix operating system from Sun Microsystems, a company started by a group of graduate students from Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley. In fact, Sun comes from the Stanford University Network, where MBA student (and now Sun CEO) Scott McNealy studied.

Unix has a long and interesting history as an operating system, starting with its initial development at AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories in the early 1960s. The first version of Unix was written so that the BTL folks had a computer that ran Space War, a very early computer game. Really!

The first few versions of Sun’s Unix OS (initially called SunOS — the Solaris name showed up later) were variants on UC Berkeley’s Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) Unix. Many of the top BSD developers at UCB ended up at Sun, most notably Bill Joy, who shows up time and again in this book...

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