Sun Solaris 7.x

Solaris is a Unix based operating system created by Sun Microsystems (now purchased by Oracle in 2010). It is the successor to SunOS and was released initially in June of 1992. The OS is based off of System V Unix and its first release was known internally as SunOS 5. This OS was typically used on SPARC based processors, up until 1994 when it began to support x86 and x86-64 based machines. Versions of Solaris up until version 8 are considered abandoned, with version 9's support ending in October 2014.

The OS has been open-sourced and its successor is OpenSolaris. Oracle still sells Solaris, with the most recent version being 11.2 released in April of 2014.

Release notes

This version of Solaris was the first 64 bit UltraSPARC release. This release is technically 2.7, however Sun changed the version naming scheme starting with this version, calling this version 7.

Product type
Release date
Tue Nov 10 1998
End of life date
Thu Jul 31 2008
Minimum CPU
Sun SPARC CPU/ Intel Pentium 3 or higher
User interface
Download count
30 (4 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Sun Solaris 7.0 7.0 English 603.8MB 2
Sun Solaris 7.0.1199 [Sun SPARC] 7.0.1199 [Sun SPARC] English 365.79MB 2


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