Solaris 8 Installation Supplement

Chapter 1 What's New at a Glance

This chapter highlights new features added to the Solaris 8 Update releases.

Table 1-1 Solaris 8 Features


First Released in . . . 


The Patch Analyzer is now available when upgrading with Web Start 3.0 using the Solaris 8 Installation CD. The Patch Analzer performs an analysis on your system to determine which (if any) patches will be removed or downgraded by upgrading from the Solaris 8 release to a Solaris 8 Update release.  


Early Access 

This release includes an Early Access (EA) directory with EA software. For more information, see the README on the Solaris 8 Software 2 of 2 CD.