Updating the year on solaris

In 1987, AT&T Corporation and Sun announced that they were collaborating on a project to merge the most popular Unix variants on the market at that time: Berkeley Software Distribution, UNIX System V, and Xenix. On September 4, 1991, Sun announced that it would replace its existing BSD-derived Unix, Sun OS 4, with one based on SVR4.This was identified internally as Sun OS 5, but a new marketing name was introduced at the same time: Solaris 2.Sun later dropped support for legacy Sun View applications and Ne WS with Open Windows 3.3, which shipped with Solaris 2.3, and switched to X11R5 with Display Postscript support.The graphical look and feel remained based upon OPEN LOOK.Solaris is registered as compliant with the Single UNIX Specification.

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As of 2009, the following vendors support Solaris for their x86 server systems: called Sirius (in analogy to the Polaris project, and also due to the primary developer's Australian nationality: HMS Sirius of 1786 was a ship of the First Fleet to Australia).After the acquisition of Sun Microsystems in January 2010, Oracle decided to discontinue the Open Solaris distribution and the development model.On September 2, 2017, Simon Phipps reported that Oracle had laid off the Solaris core development staff, interpreting it as sign that Oracle no longer intends to support future development of the platform.In Solaris 2.0 to 2.2, Open Windows supported both Ne WS and X applications, and provided backward compatibility for Sun View applications from Sun's older desktop environment.Ne WS allowed applications to be built in an object-oriented way using Post Script, a common printing language released in 1982.