Sun to release Solaris 8 code

Sun to release Solaris 8 code

Sun Microsystems Inc. will release the source code of Solaris 8, the newest incarnation of its Unix operating environment.

Solaris 8, due out next month, has a network cache accelerator for serving Web pages. It supports the Internet Engineering Task Force's draft 128-bit Internet Protocol Version 6 and the Kerberos 5.0 authentication protocol. The operating system runs on Sun's 32- and 64-bit Sparc architectures as well as 32-bit Intel Corp. processors.

Although Sun has eliminated user license fees for systems with eight or fewer processors, the company charges a $75 media fee for the OS packaged with companion software.

Contact Sun at 888-843-5282.

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