Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 23:18 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz loves to splatter the media with the line that Windows, Red Hat Linux and Solaris stand as the only operating systems of significance in the server kingdom. We've spent the last few years struggling to appreciate the seriousness of that claim. Sun's declining system sales failed to inspire much optimism about the company conquering the data centers of tomorrow with a deflating 'venerable' OS. A couple of recent items, however, have tweaked our view of Schwartz's favored claim. It could well be that Solaris - of all things - provides the 'iPod moment' Sun seeks." In the meantime, Sun upped the speed of some of its SPARC chips.
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Where to start?
by jackson on Wed 4th Apr 2007 12:58 UTC
jackson
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2005-06-29

As an experienced Linux user, I would like to give Solaris a go. I think I now understand the differences between Solaris 10, Solaris Express Developer Editition, and Solaris Express Community Edition. I think as a regular home user I would want to start with the Community Edition.

The problem for me is... where to start learning about it? The opensolaris.org website has got too much going on. I can't find anything there and what is there seems to be geared towards developers not end users. I guess I'm looking for a "How to get started with Solaris Express Community Edition" type of instructions on how to install and get going. Is there any installation manual? I don't see a link to documentation on the opensolaris.org site and what documentation I could find seems to be about building opensolaris, not using the community edition. There are tons of mailing lists but where do Solaris newbies go? Is there any community driven site like linuxquestions.org or someplace like that?

I am very interested in Solaris -- everything just seems so scattered that I can't figure out where to start.

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