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Old 09-07-2002
How to know which O.S of Unix we are using ?

hello again !

I have new question again, i typed uname -a command and it gives me following result.

sunOS pyrite 5.6 Generic_105182-05 i86pc i386 i86pc

what is this pyrite and i86pc and i386 ?

so it means i am using Sun Operating System ? not Sun Solaris?

By the way what is diffirence between SunOS and SunSolaris?

Please help me to find which O.S i am using.

Thanks
Abid Malik
# 2  
Old 09-07-2002
the i386 is the type of motherboard you are using, it is the type of motherboard architecture(sp) that most pc's use right now.
# 3  
Old 09-08-2002
That is Solaris 2.6 x86
# 4  
Old 09-09-2002
SunOS qgatu003 5.8 Generic_108528-15 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10

fist three fields.
(os) (hostname) (version)
# 5  
Old 09-22-2002
Quote:
Originally posted by norsk hedensk
the i386 is the type of motherboard you are using, it is the type of motherboard architecture(sp) that most pc's use right now.
Actually, it is the CPU architecture, not the motherboard.
cerberusofhate
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Old 09-23-2002
SunOS 5.6 = Solaris 2.6 = Solaris 6
(in a nutshell)

I don't know why Sun decided to go with such stupid naming conventions / changes. I read something a long time ago on it, but recall why they did it.

Can anyone offer some insight?
# 7  
Old 09-24-2002
Before Solaris there was SunOS.

I do not think there was a Solaris 6.

history of SunOS and Solairs

SunOS is the kernal and OS part.

Solaris is the GUI and Apps part.

Therefore, SunOS can exist without Solairs, but
Solaris can not exist without SunOS.
 

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