Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2005 17:50 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Sun Microsystems has distributed more than two million registered licenses for the Solaris 10 Operating System since the software became available on January 31st. These numbers, coupled with a record number of visitors to the Sun website during the last six months, highlight the incredible demand for the freely available operating system.
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Yes But........
by shotsman on Tue 26th Jul 2005 19:03 UTC
shotsman
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2005-07-22

I downloaded Solaris 10 so I probably count as two of those two million( one SPARC, one X86).
I tried it. I really did. However the three systems that I have run it on only one is still running it and that is my E250 SPARC System.

One big gripe( and I would like to be corrected) is the difficulty/labarynth of the SUN web site. I want to download the patches but unless I pay for a support contract then I can't.

So IMHO, giving away the OS is all fine and dandy (and agreat loss leader) but it you can't update it like other OS's then it can quickly become a liability.
So, we await a proper distro built around the free OS. I know there are some in development but they are not really ready for the street yet.

So, If someone knows different then I would like to be corrected.

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