Sun Solaris

This article was first written in February 2006 for the BeezNest technical
website (
Sun Solaris is probably today's most-used UNIX OS around, probably due to its security and high-performance approach. It has been traditionally running mostly on SPARC, a little on Intel platforms, but is now happily running on AMD64 also. Lately, Sun decided to opensource it, and everybody should probably be happy of this move.