Sun Microsystems Policies
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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