Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2007 11:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "There's a problem with Solaris and Sun knows it. The installation experience of Solaris (along with other areas) could be greatly improved. The installer doesn't 'suck' as it's easy and known to Solaris administrators, but for a Linux or Windows user it could prove to be a bit challenging. For those of you that have never tried out Solaris, what we've decided to do is to show you this 'usability gap' with the installation process in Solaris compared to Linux. Is the experience really that bad?"
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Terrible Defaults
by deadmeat on Tue 26th Jun 2007 15:49 UTC
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2006-08-04

The thing that annoyed me was that the default partitions and their sizes were terrible.

It didn't tell me I needed to setup spare partitions for the live update process.

Lastly it didn't use zfs, which at the time was my primary reason for using Solaris over anything else.

It took me more than one attempt to install a usable server with solaris. The process was more frustrating than it needed to be.

Sometime in the next few months I have to repeat the process with another server. At least I should have better hardware support this time.

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