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July Australian Personal Computer Magazine Features Solaris 10

July APC + DVD

This one has been in the works for a couple of months.

Some time back we were approached by the magazine to do a feature issue on Solaris 10, including a copy of Solaris 10 on the DVD that ships with each issue.

It’s happened with the July Issue.

The DVD includes the four iso images that comprise Solaris 10 FCS for x86 and amd64.

Reviews from APC staff include

“Solaris is a flexible and powerful OS that can run everything from a home PC to massive multi-CPU servers. Now it is free,Solaris seems a viable option for small to medium businesses wanting a secure and stable OS. To cap it off, a great office suite – StarOffice 7 – is bundled with the program.” Tony Sarno, Editor, APC Magazine

“Sun’s Solaris is an operating system that typically powers serious computing infrastructures. It is the most successful and widespread commercial Unix OS in the world…. For all its power, Solaris installs as easily on a PC as Windows XP or SUSE Linux.” Peter Sbarski, APC reviewer

Features include

  • a 2 page article on Sun’s strategies with Solaris titled, “Open for Business”,
  • a first installment of an on-going workshop feature, this month titled, “Solaris, so good”, 4 pages instructions on installation.

Also included is installation support for one month from Sun Australia. More information about support can be found by purchasing the magazine and finding the link information enclosed therein. Also at that link you will find pointer to how to install Solaris in a dual boot configuration with Windows XP.

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Written by Alan

June 14, 2005 at 6:07 pm

Posted in Solaris

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  1. In case you didn’t know, theres also a Live CD called SchilliX (from the guy who created the cdrecord-tools):
    It’s not Solaris 10 but OpenSolaris, close enough. 🙂


    June 23, 2005 at 6:19 am

  2. Great news Alan. I downloaded onto a number of cd’s but it’s better to have a permanent DVD. I will also look forward to the articles as they come out. This should give Solaris a great boost in Australia.


    June 26, 2005 at 1:10 am

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