Solaris update woos elderly apps
Intel's SpeedStep inside too
Sun Microsystems has released a fresh update for Solaris, but the 10 5/08 injection may appeal most to users running older generations of the operating system.
The update features support for virtualized instances of Solaris 8 and 9 to run inside Solaris Containers. So, you can package up those Solaris 8 and 9 apps and pop them on a Solaris 10 box.
Sun reckons the feature will let legacy Solaris users migrate to the latest version of the OS, as well as upgrade any long-in-the-tooth hardware.
A CPU capping feature is also included in the update, which can limit processing power for each individual container.
In addition, Sun is rather proud of adding support for Intel SpeedStep power management technology to 10 5/08. Sun noted that the feature results from the "special collaboration" between the two companies' engineering teams made a little more than a year ago. Aww, that's adorable.
why cant my solaris 8/9 apps run on solaris 10
seems like a really poor way to provide upward compatibility Scooter
@ Itanic lot better ...
"customers keep flocking to the HP Itanic boxes"
Ha. Ha ha. Hahaha.
Goodness, that was a good laugh to start the week.
Paris digs a 'dome.
matt bryant trolling - at least try and get something right...
granted, "matt bryant" is a troll and he's doing what troll's do, but usually they try and mix some truth with their fiction so that the reader can't tell which is which.
Last I looked at Sun's application source code compatibility guarantee it said my code will compile on SPARC or x86 and run just fine (and it does, so I've never had to ask Sun to fix anything).