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What does version 5.10 means? Solaris 5 or Solaris 10 ?

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Hi all,

in Solaris what does the output below means?


Code:
-bash-3.00$ showrev
Hostname: machine1
Hostid: 4540f35178c0
Release: 5.10
Kernel architecture: sun4us
Application architecture: sparc
Hardware provider: Sun_Microsystems
Domain:
Kernel version: SunOS 5.10 Generic_144488-06
-bash-3.00$ uname -r
5.10
-bash-3.00$ uname -a
SunOS machine1 5.10 Generic_144488-06 sun4us sparc FJSV,GPUZC-L
-bash-3.00$

Please tell me what is version here Solaris 5 or Solaris 10
what does 5.10 means.
and latest Solaris version is 10 right ?

in Linux it is so simpleto know OS version.

Thanks,
Manali

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Sun OS 5.10/Solaris 10, see this article for more info.
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and latest Solaris version is 10 right ?
No, latest is Solaris 11 released in 2011.
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in Linux it is so simpleto know OS version.
Not that much. While the LSB tries to improve the situation, there is still no reliable and portable way to know the OS version with Linux based OSes. You can only easily get the kernel version.
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