Linked by Adam S on Fri 22nd Jul 2005 22:27 UTC, submitted by Daniel Price
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Solaris Express 7/2005 (a.k.a. Nevada Build 17) was posted today, providing MESA support, observability enhancements, and roughly 500 bug fixes. You can obtain a free download. An overview of new features is also available.
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RE: I tried but gave up
by unoengborg on Sat 23rd Jul 2005 16:12 UTC in reply to "I tried but gave up"
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To some extent I agree with you. Solaris is not ready for the desktop. At least not if we talk about mixed environments with windows involved. The problem is Gnome 2.6 that doesn't interoperate well with windows file servers. For such environment a modern Linux distro like Fedora Core 4 would work much better. It is also much better at recognizing common hardware windows users frequently use such as USB memory, digital cameras etc. If you have a Solaris only environment then Solaris 10 should be OK.

If you think Linux is a hack and have problems with that, why select a bleading edge distro like FC4. Sues 9.3 runs the same versions of Gnome and many other applications but compiles them with an earlier version of gcc. This means that you avoid some bleading edge gcc 4.0 bugs.

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