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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RE[2]: Where to start?
by kaiwai on Wed 4th Apr 2007 14:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Where to start?"
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Solaris Express Community Edition isn't as stable as their web page suggests. There is still a good chance of getting a stinker that has half the OS broken. I know this from the last build I tried ;) Unless you know why you need a cutting edge Solaris, this newbie recommends sticking with the most mature release you can handle...

Installation is blindly easy. It looks like Solaris from the dark ages, but it is easy. What you (and I) really need is for the community wiki to get up and running with some FAQs and guides. I think that will happen soon. In the mean time, you have the man page docs and the support forum.

Geeze, what problems were you experiencing? I've had nothing but perfect stability - hadn't noticed a single problem; if you are experiencing problems, no one in their right mind would recommend Solaris 10 for new users - download Solaris Express Developer Edition; its leading edge without the loss of 2 litres of blood in the process.

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