We are in talks with a customer about a Solaris server that we’re to buy and install for them. Naturally, we’re picking decent, up-to-date hardware for the job. It would require Solaris 10, however, because older versions do not support this hardware. Our customer is using Solaris 8 on their servers. Okay, a bit of a jump.

However, we now hear that their actual development is being done on even older systems: SunOS 5.6.

That was released in July ’97.

I agree that you don’t have to install every new version as soon as it is released, but isn’t being 8.5 years behind a little much?