Java Workstation W1100z and W2100z
Sun Java W1100z (A58)
Sun Java W2100z (A59)
Sun Fire V20z and V40z Servers
Sun Fire V20z (A55)
Sun Fire V40z (A57)
Solaris 9 9/04 has been released!
. download the binaries for the x86 and SPARC platforms
. updated product documentation is
Bulgarian mirror of Sunfreeware.com available!
. web page mirror:
. anonymous FTP site:
. the original
sunfreeware.com site is here
Grid Engine 6.0 Beta Announced:
"Grid Engine 6.0 is an important step forward to simplify Grid Computing
at the Enterprise and Cluster Grid level. Important new features of Grid
Engine 6.0 are support for flexible to use cluster queues, resource
reservation and availability of the job submission and control library
DRMAA. There is no more distinction between the baseline product and the
Enterprise Edition. The functionality of the Enterprise Edition is now
the default feature set. "
filibeto.org announcing the SunRay-Users mailing list!
The SunRay-Users mailing list covers: Sun Ray Server Software and the
Sun Ray Ultra-Thin Clients. General information about the mailing list
http://www.filibeto.org/mailman/listinfo/sunray-users. You can also
check out the searchable list archive at:
http://firstname.lastname@example.org. List Rules
SunRay-Users Mailing list
is here [new]
The Solar Flare -
The Truth, the whole TRUTH and a few laughs
Sun has posted to docs.sun.com
documentation for the
4/04 BETA release. To view the documents you need to provide a
Software Express for Solaris 02/04 Software:
Now Available to Download! New
features in the Solaris Express 2/04 release include: Solaris
Partitioning Technology, Solaris IP Filter, zonename Audit Token and
Audit Policy Option, Single
UNIX Specification, Version 3
If you are interested in obtaining Solaris 8 for SPARC and x86 here are
some links: (thank you Sun :P - we appreciate being able to download
the product for free!)
Solaris 8 2/04 OS, SPARC Platform Download
Solaris 8 2/02 OS, SPARC Platform Download
Solaris 8 2/02 OS, x86 Platform Download
Software Express Program: The Software
Express Program for Solaris allows customers to get the latest features
and technologies as they are integrated into the Solaris Operating
System for both the SPARC and x86 platform. For more details, see the
Sun Software Express Program web site.
Sun Fire V20z Server:
The first in a new line of 32-bit and 64-bit servers based on the AMD
Opteron processor – the
Sun Fire V20z server – is shipping.
The Sun Fire V20z server is a high performance, Opteron-driven system
with a compact one-rack-unit rack-mount form factor, capable of running
32-bit and 64-bit applications on the Solaris OS (x86 Platform Edition),
Red Hat, or Suse Linux operating systems.
Sun Fire E2900 –
E25K : Sun is delivering on throughput
computing with a complete family of midrange and high-end
systems powered by the chip multithreading (CMT) technology of
UltraSPARC IV processor.
The new 64-bit
Fire E20K, and
Fire E25K server systems enable you to double datacenter
productivity with nearly twice the horsepower of the UltraSPARC
III processor systems in the same footprint.
Check out the
latest Solaris 9 release:
Solaris 9 12/03 Operating System, SPARC Platform Edition plus
Java Enterprise System Evaluation Software and
Solaris 9 12/03 Operating System, x86 Platform Edition plus Java
Enterprise System Evaluation Software
Sun has published the
8/03 (Update 4) documentation collections at docs.sun.com. There
is also new "Solaris
9 End-of-Software-Support Announcement" released.
IRC channel: we have registered
IRC channel on the BGIRC network. the channel name is:
everyone is welcome!
here is a list of
IRC servers that you can use.
filibeto.org is proud to announce the
Solaris-Users mailing list.
This list covers Sun
Microsystems Solaris Operating Environment for SPARC and x86, also
discusses Sun's hardware products: desktops and workstations, servers,
storage and networking. Official language is English.
You can find the list Rules here.
Note: if you want to subscribe to the Bulgarian speaking
Solaris-Users-Bg mailing list
New "Mailing lists" section in
Check out the new Veritas related
document collection in the library section.
Includes documentation for Sun StorEdge Volume Manager 2.6, Volume
Manager 3.2, 3.5, Veritas File System 3.3.2. You can also subscribe to
VxVM & VxFS Mailing List if interested.
Sun has released
2.0 Desktop for the Solaris OE
"GNOME 2.0 Desktop for the Solaris[tm] Operating Environment
provides an intuitive user interface that enables users to easily locate
information, access menus, launch applications, and personalize their
work environment. It also integrates seamlessly with the Internet to
provide access to resources on the Web. GNOME is built on open source
software and is rapidly evolving into a standard user desktop for use
across multiple UNIX platforms"
Sun has released Sun Ray Server
New features include: The ability to deploy Sun Ray thin clients on
existing Local Area Network infrastructure, 128 bit Encryption of Sun
Ray traffic, Improved diagnostics for remote management, Support for
Solaris Smart Card Framework Middleware APIs. You can also check out the
documentation if interested:
Read Me |
Release Notes |
Solaris 9 Data Encryption Supplement
The Solaris Encryption Kit contains encryption algorithms (AES (128,
192, and 256-bit key lengths) for IPsec Blowfish (32 to 448-bit key
lengths, in 8-bit increments) for IPsec). The Encryption Kit contains
kernel modules which implement various forms of encryption for IPsec,
utilities for encrypting files from the command line, and libraries with
functions that are called by application programs for encryption.
9 12/02 for SPARC and Intel released
Solaris 9 Operating Environment, SPARC Platform Edition - free
Solaris 9 Operating Environment, x86 Platform Edition - $20
Sun starts Solaris 9 x86 Early Access
Solaris[tm] 9 x86 OE Customer Early Access software is now available
for general testing and evaluation! You can download a copy from
Sun's site for $20 US.
Solaris 9 OE 9/02 has been
released. Solaris 9 Maintenance Update 1 (MU1) is also available and can
be downloaded from
http://sunsolve.sun.com (login is required).
You can checkout the new documentation for the 9/02 release:
Solaris 9 9/02
(the whole collection)
. Solaris 9 9/02 About
What's New Collection
Solaris 9 9/02 Release and
. Solaris 9
9/02 System Administrator Collection
Solaris 9 Maintenance Update
1 Installation Guide
Companion CD Download for the Solaris[tm] 8 2/02 Operating
Environment is available from Sun.
UltraSPARC[R] IIIi processor
(picture property of Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Sun to release Solaris 9 for x86
Sun is planning to release the previously "deferred" Solaris 9 for x86
processors. The expected launch date of the product is December 2002
(12/02). The software will cost $99.- or a single processor machine.
There will be a $20.- "Early Access" version that can be downloaded for
testing. You can read more about this here:
Solaris binaries of IPFilter
. IP Filter
Based Firewalls HOWTO (Fri Mar 1 22:29:33 EST 2002)
If you have interest to submit to the
library drop a line
Solaris 9 OE, SPARC Platform Edition
docs.sun.com with new enhancements and design:
"What Is docs.sun.com, Version 3.0?"
"Major Changes in docs.sun.com, Version 3"
"New Functionality for XML-Based Books"
Solaris 9 OE
WebBoard is closing down due to no
Local newsgroups server closing too...
Sun has officially released
"StarOffice software is an affordable alternative in office
productivity suites that runs on multiple operating systems, including
Solaris[tm] Operating Environment, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. The
office suite has a simple, easy-to-use interface and contains
full-featured applications including word processing, spreadsheet,
presentation, graphics and database capabilities."
UPDATE: The online
Library has been updated with some new cool stuff... just for you :)
Sun has released a patch that adds
/dev/random and /dev/urandom for Solaris 8:
Patch-ID# 112438-01, Keywords: security random number generator PRNG,
Synopsis: SunOS 5.8: /kernel/drv/random patch, Date: Mar/28/2002
On 14th of March 2002
Sun Microsystems announced it's newest workstation - The Sun
[pdf]. Designed to help
meet the needs of power users, researchers, designers, and programmers
in technical computing environments - the Sun Blade 2000 workstation
comes with a wide array of powerful components in a balanced
- Processing Power: Each system
can support up to two
Cu 900-MHz or UltraSPARC III Cu 1.05-GHz processors.
- Expandable Memory: Base system
ships with 1 GB of memory, expandable up to 8 GB.
- High Throughput Data Access: A
73-GB Fibre Channel disk drive is standard; up to two drives can be
supported in each system.
- High-End Graphics: Two UPA
slots and four 64-bit PCI slots support a host of 2-D and 3-D graphics
options, including Sun[tm] PGX64, Sun[tm] Creator3D, Sun[tm]
Expert3D-Lite, Sun[tm] Expert3D, and
XVR-1000 [pdf] graphics
- 64-Bit Processing: The Sun
Blade 2000 workstation features Sun's award-winning 64-bit system
architecture: the UltraSPARC III Cu processor and the
Solaris[tm] 8 Operating
- Grid-Enabled: System resources
can be pooled using Sun[tm]
Grid Engine software, so users can harness the Sun Blade 2000
workstation's memory and processor power over a network.
- Leading-Edge Display: Sun's
24-inch flat-panel monitor debuts with the Sun Blade 2000 workstation
and includes state-of-the-art Pattern Vertical Alignment viewing angle
technology. Its 2.3 million pixels can be driven by the industry's
first digital 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz interface to ensure the highest
Solaris 8 OE (2/02) SPARC platform edition can be downloaded via
Free Solaris[sm] Binary License Program.
This site is now listed on
Solaris 8 2/02 has been released (MU7
respectively, read more
Solaris 8 OE
Solaris 8 2/02
Bastard Operators From Hell
Check out the
Ximian desktop for Solaris (SPARC)
You can now find extensive
documentation about Sun's Ultra Enterprise 450 Server in the
Solaris[tm] 9 OE on Intel...
Sun Revisiting Solaris 9 on Intel Decision, eWeek
Sun to meet with angered Solaris-Intel users, InfoWorld
as Sun puts x86 Solaris to sleep, The Register
save-solaris-x86.org - An
Open Letter to Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Solaris[tm] 9 OE Customer Early Access
software is now
available for general testing and evaluation !!!
The Solaris 9 OE Customer Early
Access software is not suitable for deployment on any production
systems, offered with minimal support and supplied as-is. It is only available for the SPARC platform.
The release of the IA-32 platform version
of Solaris 9 OE is deferred at this time. You can also check out what's new in this
Solaris release and the
beta documentation. Here are the
download instructions both for
CD Image download and
Sun to drop support for the Intel
platform in Solaris 9 ?
"SUN MICROSYSTEMS TUESDAY said it will not support chips from Intel
with the release of its Solaris 9 operating system this year, as the
hardware maker looks to cut costs in a tough economic climate..."
The Solaris 8 CD images for Intel have been
removed from the official download site...
Solaris 8 10/01 released for download
Download CD images for Solaris 8 10/01 (SPARC Platform Edition)
Download CD images for Solaris 8 10/01 (Intel Platform Edition)
Netscape[tm] 6.1 EA for the Solaris[tm]
Operating Environment is an early
access version to be used for evaluation and test purposes.
Netscape 6.1 EA,
the latest update to the Netscape Browser suite, greatly enhances the
performance and stability of Netscape 6 while improving functionality
and adding a number of key features.
Sun Microsystems has officially released Netscape[tm] 4.78 for the
Solaris[tm] Operating Environment.
your copy now. Installation instructions also
Solaris[tm] 9 Operating Environment
Developer Early Access Program
Solaris[tm] 9, build 41 Developer Early Access software is now available for
download. This Early Access (beta-quality) release of the Solaris 9
Operating Environment is being made available to those who accept the
licensing terms to download, install, and test. This software is not
suitable for deployment on any production systems.
9 Operating Environment documentation
can be found at
docs.sun.com. Username and password to access the documentation is
provided if you agree to the terms of the license agreement that Sun
StarOffice 6.0[tm] Beta
is available for download from
official web site. The new version includes support for XML file
formats, Asian language support, improved Microsoft Office file
compatibility, and ease-of-use enhancements. You can also get the StarOffice[tm] software source
code at OpenOffice.org
The Solaris[tm] Software Companion CD,
is available for download from the
Binary License Program Web page. It includes variety of popular free
and open source software (both binary and source code packages) built
for the Solaris 8 Operating Environment. For a detailed list of the cd
contents, please visit the
Software Companion CD Web page.
Lost your Device Configuration
Assistant Boot Diskette ?
are available for the following Solaris[tm] operating environment
releases: Solaris 9 (Intel Platform Edition), Solaris 8 (Intel Platform
Edition), Solaris 7 (Intel Platform Edition), Solaris 2.6 (Intel
Hardware Compatibility Lists
Solaris (Intel Platform Edition)
Compatibility Lists are available from Solaris Developer Connection.
StarOffice 6.0 (Beta)
software is coming soon! Be one of the first
to be informed when the beta files are available for download by filing
form at Sun's site.
Solaris 9 (Beta)
Collection Titles available at
docs.sun.com. These include:
Solaris 9 Beta Asian Locales Collection,
Solaris 9 Beta Common Desktop Environment Developer Collection,
Solaris 9 Beta Installation Collection,
Solaris 9 Beta KCMS Collection,
Solaris 9 Beta Reference Manual Collection,
Solaris 9 Beta Release Notes Collection,
Solaris 9 Beta Software Developer Collection,
Solaris 9 Beta System Administrator Collection,
Solaris 9 Beta User Collection,
Solaris 9 Beta What's New Collection. Unfortunately these
collections are not freely available and username/password is required for access.
GNU GCC 3.0.1 compiler suite
(GNU C/C++/FORTRAN/Java/Objective C) has
been released on August 25, 2001. You can download
source code or precompiled binaries from the
Solaris 8 section.
Solaris XFree86 Video Drivers and
XFree86[TM] Video Drivers and Porting Kit enables you to use XFree86
video drivers with the X Window System server for Solaris 8 Intel
Platform Edition or for Solaris 9 Intel Platform Edition and expands the
number of video devices that work with Solaris on Intel platforms.
Upgrade 2.0 has been released for the Solaris[tm] 8, 7 and 2.6
Operating Environments, SPARC[tm] and Intel Platform Editions.
Solaris[tm] Live Upgrade 2.0 Guide is available via
Solaris[tm] Security Toolkit
0.3 on June 18, 2001. It
supports the following Solaris Operating Environment releases: Solaris
2.5.1, 2.6, 7, 8 - SPARC[tm] Platform Edition and Solaris 2.5.1, 2.6, 7,
8 - Intel Platform Edition.
on June 18, 2001. If you need
detailed information go to gcc's official
web site. You can also get the sources/binaries from the
Solaris 8 section.
Download the Solaris[tm] Software
Companion CD, Update 04/2001
Software Companion CD contains a wide variety of popular free and
open source software built for the Solaris 8 Operating Environment.
Check out the
Sun announced the Preview
Release Of Gnome 1.4 Desktop For Solaris[tm] Operating Environment
Users on (24-May-2001). You can get
For more information visit Sun's
official GNOME site.
Sun has updated the Solaris Driver Development web site
you can find new sample source codes, a
kernel source level debugger, and a Solaris software interface
Sun[sm] Patch Check
Check is a proactive service that helps you stay current on
Solaris[tm] Operating Environment patches.
Patch Check determines the patch levels on your system against Sun's
Recommended and Security patch list. system administrators will find
this tool usefull.
Solaris 8 04/01
the 4th update to Solaris 8 is out! you can
Solaris 8 4/01 Update Collection
Solaris 8 4/01 What's New Collection at
docs.sun.com and discover what's new.
you can also download the
Solaris 8 Maintenance Update 4 from
(1 note: MU's have been removed from bigADMIN and are
available for customers that have a support contract from
for the Solaris[tm] Operating Environment now available for
older versions also available (Netscape
Communicator 4.75 and
Netscape Communicator 4.76) from Sun Microsystems. Netscape
Communicator 4.77 is available from
Recently released patches
for Solaris (Intel Platform Edition)
subset of Solaris patches addresses device driver patches and
patches required by a driver(s) to operate correctly. additional patches
can be found at
Solaris[tm] 8 binaries (01/01 for SPARC/INTEL)
available for download.
Sun Microsystems now offers a FREE
download of the
Solaris[tm] 8 binaries (01/01 for SPARC/INTEL). At a minimum
you need three CD images: the Installation CD and
two Software CDs (800 Mbytes total).
Solaris 8 01/01 Released !
the 3rd update to Solaris 8 has been
released. the release notes
have been posted on docs.sun.com
check out the new features such as UFS
Management Console 2.0, and other for
system administrators, CDE
users, and software
8 Admin Pack
Solaris Management Console
1.0.2, Solaris/SPARC and Solaris/Intel
Solaris Administration Wizards 1.0.1, Solaris/SPARC and Solaris/Intel
Solstice AdminSuite 3.0.1, Solaris/SPARC and Solaris/Intel
Solstice PPP 3.0.1, Solaris/SPARC and Solaris/Intel
Sun Enterprise Authentication Mechanism 1.0.1, Solaris/SPARC and
Sun[tm] Management Center
available for download
at sun's site
sophisticated encryption technology to secure the Solaris Operating Environment
and users applications.
for the Solaris Operating Environment
Need to secure your Solaris box ? Check out IP
IP Filter is a TCP/IP packet filter, suitable for use in a firewall
Want to learn more ? docs.sun.com has it
click here to go to the webBoard