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Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems Policies

CLICK HERE FOR Oracle/Sun Microsystems announcement on Oracle Premier Support and the end of life of SunSpectrum-March 2010

End Users who wish to purchase used Sun Equipment must first obtain the Solaris Operating system from Sun. 

ONLY Solaris 10 is available for free on the Sun web site. This, however, does not include fixes, updates, patches etc. These patches fixes and updates are only available on a subscription basis directly from Sun.

Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 are still governed by the Sun April 27, 2004 announcement which imposes a charge for Solaris 8 or Solaris 9.

CLICK HERE FOR Sun Microsystems change in Solaris which removes discounts for customers- November 2009

CLICK HERE FOR SUN's Software License Agreement-July 25, 2006

(CLICK HERE FOR SOLARIS DOWNLOAD INFORMATION)

Software Release Definitions and Entitlements for Solaris OS

Sun's Grey and Secondary Market Update

We recommend that dealers put the following statement on all invoices for Sun Equipment:

"Only Sun Microsystems is authorized to distribute a Solaris license.  We do not have the right to to distribute Solaris software with this system.  As the final user of this system you must obtain a legal Solaris license. We have stripped the Solaris Operating System from this system."
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