Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jul 2009 19:16 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Linux desktop has come a long way. It's a fully usable, stable, and secure operating system that can be used quite easily by the masses. Not too long ago, Sun figured they could do the same by starting Project Indiana, which is supposed to deliver a complete distribution of OpenSolaris in a manner similar to GNU/Linux. After using the latest version for a while, I'm wondering: why?
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RE[6]: Comment by OddFox
by OddFox on Tue 21st Jul 2009 03:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by OddFox"
OddFox
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It's the minimum in the same way that Windows XP Professional wants a minimum of 64MB of RAM, stop acting like it's something anyone would feel comfortable using. I can't even stand using XP on the machine my sister and her husband have, and that has 192MB of RAM! A running system is pretty severely handicapped if as soon as you actually try to do anything you start hitting swap. VirtualBox will default your OpenSolaris VM to 768MB of RAM for a reason, because it runs like a dog w/less.

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