About Solaris 8 Documentation


About Solaris 8 Documentation lists the books and other documentation you might need for installing and using the SolarisTM 8 operating environment.

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The Solaris operating environment runs on two types of hardware, or platforms - SPARC and IA. The Solaris operating environment also runs on both 64-bit and 32-bit address spaces. The information in this document pertains to both platforms and address spaces unless called out in a special chapter, section, note, bullet, figure, table, example, or code example.

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In this document the term "IA" refers to the Intel 32-bit processor architecture, which includes the Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium II Xeon, Celeron, Pentium III, and Pentium III Xeon processors and compatible microprocessor chips made by AMD and Cyrix.

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1, Getting More Information About Solaris 8 describes the Solaris 8 documentation set and provides instructions for viewing AnswerBook2TM documentation.

Chapter 2, Important Changes in the Solaris 8 Documentation Set describes changes to the documentation set since the release of the Solaris 7 operating environment.

Chapter 3, Finding the Documentation for Your Task lists Solaris 8 documentation by tasks or subjects.

Chapter 4, Documentation Descriptions lists the Solaris 8 documentation collections and provides a brief description of each document in these collections.

Ordering Sun Documents

Fatbrain.com, an Internet professional bookstore, stocks select product documentation from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

For a list of documents and how to order them, visit the Sun Documentation Center on Fatbrain.com at http://www1.fatbrain.com/documentation/sun.

Accessing Sun Documentation Online

The docs.sun.comSM Web site enables you to access Sun technical documentation online. You can browse the docs.sun.com archive or search for a specific book title or subject. The URL is http://docs.sun.com.