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Solaris™ Internals: Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Kernel Architecture, Second Edition by Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro

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1. Introduction

The Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) from Sun Microsystems has evolved steadily since the release of Solaris 2.0 in 1992. A combination of innovative features and newly designed implementations of core services have brought Solaris to the forefront as the industry’s leading production operating system. Key areas of innovation and development include the following:

  • Reliability. Development in fault and error detection, isolation and recovery, and service management combined with a strictly enforced rigorous set of standards for integrating new code into Solaris OS.
  • Performance and scalability. Unsurpassed ability to run a wide variety of workloads on systems ranging from uniprocessor desktops and rack systems to high-end ...

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