Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 29th Mar 2010 16:04 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Hot on the heals of Oracle's revamp of Solaris support, the licensing agreement for free downloads of Solaris 10 have changed. Here is the bit in question: "...Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for the downloaded Software". So far the OpenSolaris license has not changed, it's still CDDL."
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RE[3]: and who uses Solaris ?
by Kebabbert on Wed 31st Mar 2010 08:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: and who uses Solaris ?"
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"Write down a list of 10 applications which really scales better on [Solaris]. I think you couldn't because those are all inhouse developed applications what you never heard of."

A quick google found SAP. How about SAP? That is not an inhouse app, no? The Linux machine used faster CPUs, and faster RAM, and still was slower than Solaris on enterprise SAP benchmark, on 48 core machines. Linux scales well to 4 sockets or so. But above that, Linux has problems.

I think it says it all, when you claim you have no real experience of Solaris and still down talk it. It is really funny. Some Linux guy sits with his dual core at home and never has any problems, and therefore he concludes that Linux scales well? Jesus. It is a whole different thing to handle massive loads. Linux sucks on big loads, or trying to handle load on as few as 48 cores. Amateurs.

Linux sucks as a file server says a Storage Expert

There are several Linux shops that switches to Solaris. If you didnt knew that, I am sorry for you.

"Linux does not scale well, so we switch to Solaris",289142,s...

Linux overcommits RAM by default. That is horrendously bad. Linux allows you to use more RAM than the swap file allows. Then Linux will kill processes randomly. How good is that for stability?

And Linux unstable ABI, how good is that for stability? Upgrade something, and something else crashes. Soon you will have upgraded everything.

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