Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 23:18 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz loves to splatter the media with the line that Windows, Red Hat Linux and Solaris stand as the only operating systems of significance in the server kingdom. We've spent the last few years struggling to appreciate the seriousness of that claim. Sun's declining system sales failed to inspire much optimism about the company conquering the data centers of tomorrow with a deflating 'venerable' OS. A couple of recent items, however, have tweaked our view of Schwartz's favored claim. It could well be that Solaris - of all things - provides the 'iPod moment' Sun seeks." In the meantime, Sun upped the speed of some of its SPARC chips.
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RE[2]: Where to start?
by binarycrusader on Thu 5th Apr 2007 02:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Where to start?"
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" There are tons of mailing lists but where do Solaris newbies go? Is there any community driven site like or someplace like that?

There are no Solaris newbies.
There is only a bunch of 20+ year admins whose shackles are welded to their Sun server chassis.
Newbies try to install Solaris. Find out that it either doesn't install or that most their hardware is not supported.

Bzzt. Wrong. I hadn't used Solaris personally until the beginning of 2005. Now I use it everyday.

And even if their hardware is supported (i.e. they install on an ancient box) and Solaris does install, then they find out it's so hard to use and the GUI is so bad, and there is no support, that they go and install Ubuntu.

Nope. If they're really interested, they learn, like I did. Just as I learned Gentoo, FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD, SkyOS, and others...

So to find the community go to and you'll find really unmatched, thriving, and very active community.

So go to and you'll find a lively, thriving, and very active community since this story is about Solaris and NOT Ubuntu.

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