I would like to install a modern web browser like firefox on Solaris 9 Sparc servers.
These servers run Oracle and other mission critical applications.
Is there a way to install firefox on Solaris 9 Sparc?
Where from can I download the browser?
Netscape is already installed by its not very user friendly.
If I install this browser, how sure can I be that there won't be any problems whatsoever with the production server.
You can install Firefox 2.x on Solaris 9 without any problems. It should not affect your production environment.
IIRC the Firefox 3.x browser requires some libraries which are not available on Solaris 9, which is why you are stuck with Firefox 2.x.
Sunfreeware have fairly recent firefox packages:
The Solaris 8 packages works on Solaris 9.