SunOS 4

Chris Hanson cmhanson at
Tue Jun 7 12:55:38 CDT 2016

I know MemoryX in Santa Clara has at least recently had full boxed copies of SunOS 4.1.4 (aka Solaris 1.1.3) available for something like $99.

I'm unaware of whether Sun SPARC hardware carries a license for the OS with which it shipped. Some hardware companies did that, others bound the license to the media, still others bound it to a maintenance contract.

  -- Chris

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> On Jun 7, 2016, at 7:32 AM, Bryan C. Everly <bryan at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have really fond memories of this operating system (from before the
> SVR4 Solaris days).  It was the first UNIX I used (and I'm still a big
> BSD fan).
> (Not sure what the protocol is here for asking something like this so
> if I run afoul of a copyright policy or something, just tell me to
> stop asking and I will.)
> Is there any way someone can get their hands on an install disc for
> this?  I have some old SPARC hardware that it would be fun to run on
> if I could find the installer.
> Thanks,
> Bryan

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