Solaris 10 What's New

Desktop Tools Enhancements

The following desktop tools features and enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 5/08 release.

StarOffice 8

Starting with this release, StarOffice has been enhanced to the latest version, StarOffice 8.

For more information about StarOffice, see

Flash Player 9

Stating with this release, the Solaris OS includes the Adobe Flash Player 9. For more information about this Flash Player, see

Pidgin 2.0

Pidgin is a popular open-source instant messaging client. Pidgin 2.0 includes the following features:

PAPI Print Commands

The Free Standards Group (FSG) Open Printing API (PAPI) commands replace several commonly used print commands, which include the following:

The implementations of the Open Printing API commands are layered on top of the Free Standards Group Open Printing API in the Solaris OS. This implementation enables the commands to run on top of multiple protocols or services.

Some advantages of the new print command implementations include the following:

For more information about the PAPI print commands, see the following: