they're officially freeing the x86 (for Intel/AMD based PC's) version of the Solaris operating
system of it's US$20 price tag to download it. I'm off to download myself a copy of it now.
Sun sets Solaris x86 free
By Ashlee Vance in Chicago
Posted: 10/12/2003 at 23:01 GMT
Almost two years after it went on hiatus, Sun Microsystems' Solaris x86 has come back in full form with
free downloads of the operating system becoming available once again, The Register has discovered.
Some users call Sun's decision to give Solaris x86 away again a small step, but without doubt the
move does bring some degree of closure to part of a messy affair. Starting this week, Sun has
removed the $20 price-tag for the OS - versions 8 and 9, replacing it with a red FREE sign
instead. A fair number of Sun users have kept a close eye on this saga and will remember
that it was way back in Jan. of 2002 when Sun first said it would halt development
on Solaris x86 only to buckle and bring the OS back at cost.
More info at TheRegister . . . Sun sets Solaris x86 free . . .
(Un-sticky by Admin, 4th Jan 2004)