Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Apr 2007 14:08 UTC, submitted by flanque
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "One reason that people might choose to miss out on OpenSolaris is because we're (in general) a conservative lot and a lot of people have had bad experiences with Solaris (and, dare we say it, also with Windows and Linux) in the past. No matter how much software and UI improves, it takes ages for the community to accept this. A reputation that took years to build can be lost with one bad release - but won't be quickly reinstated with one good one. So there will always be people who resist change - and why not, if what they have now works for them. However, various people pointed us at Ubuntu and 'an OpenSolaris-based distro focused specifically on developers'. So perhaps things have improved for Solaris lately and, as I said in the original article, it's now worth another look."
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Solaris vs top Linux distros
by Luminair on Fri 13th Apr 2007 18:29 UTC
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Solaris vs Red Hat, or Solaris vs Ubuntu... x86 Solaris is getting there, week by week.

The driver support is swiss cheese and old software components still have wires hanging out as they are replaced by new ones... but it is getting there.

If you look at the roadmap and plans for the project, Sun and the community are being super pro-active.

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