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20 Years Experience in providing Software Packages for Solaris.


Following 20 years of providing free pre-compiled Open Source packages to the Solaris community though sponsorship. no longer provides free downloads as of September 30, 2013 as the sponsorship has terminated.

In order to continue to provide a quality service to the Solaris community, we created UNIX Packages, a subscription based service that we feel provides great value for price allowing you to download reliable packages built by the same trusted professionals as Sunfreeware.

We have been compiling and distributing packages for Solaris for over twenty years. Over the last three years, many of our existing Sunfreeware Military, Government, EDU and Corporate clients have transitioned over to our new service at


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April 8, 2014

OpenSSL Security Alert. A security alert for OpenSSL has been issued. See OpenSSL Security Advisory [07 Apr 2014] for details. This is the TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160) issue. Version 1.0.1g of the OpenSSl packages for Solaris 8, 9, 10, 11 have been added on UNIX Packages to provide a fix. The OpenSSH packages have also be updated to version 6.6p1 and to use the new OpenSSL packages. has hosted pre-compiled software for the Solaris Operating System including the popular Companion CD since 1993. The programs were ported to all versions of Solaris from 2.5 to 10 for both system architectures (SPARC & X86).

UNIX Packages now provides individual packages for Solaris 2.5 thru Solaris 11 consisting of the packages available from the Companion CD together with many other popular freeware packages. These packages are updated on an as needed basis or when an update to Solaris is scheduled. UNIX Packages accepts package requests should the package or version you’re looking for be missing from our repository.

Companion CD packages are also available via the UNIX Packages website, including the latest versions built for Solaris 10 Update 11 for SPARC and X86. This has been updated and expanded to 110 packages See Solaris 10 U11 Companion CD/DVD. Earlier Solaris 8, 9, 10 releases are available in our ISO archives. See Companion CD/DVD.

Recent releases of Firefox, Thunderbird, and Sunbird packages can be found on this page.

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Steve Christensen