Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Mar 2007 22:30 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris OSNews reader kaiwai has published a review of Solaris 10 11/06, and concludes: "Solaris Express is coming along; and for those who do want bleeding edge, ultra-super-duper features, then Solaris probably isn't your best bet, then again, assuming you're into that stuff, you'd be better catered for by the likes of Gentoo for example - for those of us who would prefer to have stability above features, then give Solaris a go and if you can make a contribution to Solaris by way of code contributions, then by all means do so."
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Adding a user
by zizban on Fri 16th Mar 2007 22:50 UTC
zizban
Member since:
2005-07-06

The author was way off in adding users. You do not need to do any command line voodoo. This is what I emailed him:

Umm, there is an easier way to add users: You use the Solaris management Console. Its in CDE's panel or run smc from the terminal. There is an add user wizard which does everything you did only with a few mouse clicks.

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RE: Adding a user
by Accident on Fri 16th Mar 2007 23:16 in reply to "Adding a user"
Accident Member since:
2005-07-29

Thanks, that is what we need. People with some constructive comments, not a put down on the author or article.

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RE: Adding a user
by kaiwai on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:07 in reply to "Adding a user"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually, the problem with that conclusion is this; the SMC service isn't loaded by default; I loaded up SMC and it did nothing, it just sat there as it couldn't make a connection with the SMC service.

They've depreciated it, and if you look at the latest Solaris Express, they've replaced the 'grand unified interface' of SMC with a individual graphical applications.

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RE[2]: Adding a user
by zizban on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:47 in reply to "RE: Adding a user"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

That's in the latest build. You didn't review the latest build. You reviewed the current release.

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RE: Adding a user
by milek on Mon 19th Mar 2007 11:30 in reply to "Adding a user"
milek Member since:
2006-02-20

Instead of fiddling with automonter config files if one doesn't need automonter then the easiest way is to just turn it off (svcadm disable autofs).

Also there're lot of things in Solaris Express which are not in standard Solaris many people find interesting. And many actually put Nevada in a production (like our company, Joyent and many more).

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RE: Adding a user
by deb2006 on Mon 19th Mar 2007 19:24 in reply to "Adding a user"
deb2006 Member since:
2006-06-26

SMC is probably the worst administration tool around. Every Linux tool is better - even the stuff Novell/SUSE distributes with OpenSUSE. So I wouldn't really advertise that crappy tool - no, sir.

And yes, OpenSolaris "is coming along". Not more, not less. It is not the super duper OS SUN tells people. It is coming along - yes, quite true ... It has some nice features such as zfs, smf and dtrace, and then it has a Gnome desktop and really bad Solaris userland.

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