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Also, Solaris 7 is pretty far back. Sun stopped issuing patches for it
in August 2005, and dropped all support in August 2008; see
From the GNU project's point of view, there is not a strong argument for
supporting a non-free OS that is not supported by the commercial
While we're on the subject, Sun stopped issuing patches for Solaris 8 in
April 2009, and will stop supporting it in April 2012. The
corresponding dates for Solaris 9 are November 2011 and November 2014.