Starting this Tuesday, April 13, Sun's Solaris operating system will receive quarterly security patches, Oracle announced . This comes as good news for Solaris users, who will now know months in advanced when they will be getting security updates.
Solaris isn't the only bit of Sun software to be included in these updates. According to Oracle, the next update will include 16 security fixes for a number of Sun products, including Sun Cluster, Sun Convergence, and the Sun Ray server software.
Prior to Oracle's takeover of Sun, Solaris and other Sun products were typically updated on an as-needed basis rather than any type of set schedule. After Tuesday, the next set of updates will roll out on July 13.