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Oracle Solaris is a proprietary Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems. It superseded the company's earlier SunOS in 1993. In 2010, after the Sun acquisition by Oracle, it was renamed Oracle Solaris.

Solaris is known for its scalability, especially on SPARC systems, and for originating many innovative features such as DTrace, ZFS and Time Slider. Solaris supports SPARC and x86-64 workstations and servers from Oracle and other vendors. Solaris was registered as compliant with UNIX 03 until 29 April 2019.


Developer Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2009)
Written in C, C++
OS family Unix
Working state Current
Source model Mixed
Initial release June 1992
Latest release 11.4 / August 28, 2018;
Available in
Platforms Current: SPARC, x86-64 Former: IA-32, PowerPC
Kernel type Monolithic with dynamically loadable modules
Default user interface GNOME
License Various
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