Sun Announces Two Million Solaris 10 Licenses Distributed

July 27, 2005
July 27, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - Sun Microsystems today announced that it has distributed more than two million registered licenses for the Solaris 10 Operating System since the software became available on Jan. 31. These numbers coupled with a record number of visitors to the Sun website during the last six months highlight the incredible demand for the freely available OS. This uptake has also driven further interest in the project GlassFish open source effort - whereby developers can participate in the open source community developing the latest version of Sun Java System Application Server PE 9.0.

"The interest in Solaris 10 is exceptional - we've seen on average more than 11,000 registrations per day," said Tom Goguen, vice president, Operating Platforms Group, Sun Microsystems. "And by open sourcing Solaris 10 and our Java System Application Server under the Common Development and Distribution License, Sun is enabling a new wave of innovation in the industry."

Solaris 10 is available as a free download at It includes more than 180 of the most popular free and open source software packages such as the Sun Java Desktop System, GNU utilities and Perl and Python programming languages and the Sun Java System Directory Server, a powerful LDAP directory server and the Sun Java System Application Server, an open source Java EE certified application server based on Sun's GlassFish project.

Solaris 10 also ships with a copy of the Sun Java Enterprise System. This integrated suite of infrastructure software solutions is freely available to developers and can be deployed on any number of systems for $140/employee/year. This revolutionary new business model can significantly reduce procurement costs and simplify the deployment of enterprise software.

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