Solaris for free?

Stephane Alnet Stephane at
Wed Aug 12 20:57:44 EDT 1998

At 20:05 08/12/1998 -0400, Chuck Young wrote:
>No validity is implied.  I'm waiting for confirmation myself, but it is an
>interesting thought...

>Chuck Young
>GTE Internetworking

Definitely a news: The first link on
is to:

Free* SolarisTM Promotion for Non-Commercial Use 

Customer must pay media, shipping, and handling charges

 Get your free* copy of the SolarisTM operating environment for either the
 or SPARCTM platform, for just the cost of the media, shipping, and handling. 
 In order to participate in this promotion, you must be a registered
 member of the SunSM Developer ConnectionSM program, either as a SolarisTM
 developer or JavaTM platform developer. If you are not already a member: 

   1.Bookmark this page. 
   3.Return to this page using the bookmark you just set. 

 Please read the License Terms for this program. 

 If you have any questions about this promotion, please check our Frequently
 Asked Questions first. Free tools for Solaris are available at 

 Before ordering Solaris Intel Edition, you may wish to view the Hardware
 Compatibility List for Solaris. 

 How to Order:

 Due to overwhelming initial demand for the Free Solaris for
 Non-Commercial Use promotion, you may experience significant
 delays when ordering. 

 We ask for your patience during this initial period, and suggest
 that you return to place your order sometime in the near future.
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 demand, so no rush on your behalf is required. 

 We apologize for any delays you may be experiencing. 

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connection with business operations
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