Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2007 11:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "There's a problem with Solaris and Sun knows it. The installation experience of Solaris (along with other areas) could be greatly improved. The installer doesn't 'suck' as it's easy and known to Solaris administrators, but for a Linux or Windows user it could prove to be a bit challenging. For those of you that have never tried out Solaris, what we've decided to do is to show you this 'usability gap' with the installation process in Solaris compared to Linux. Is the experience really that bad?"
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by tony on Tue 26th Jun 2007 20:50 UTC
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I don't recall if Solaris had the problem where you couldn't do a fire-and-forget manual install, where it figured out what it needed, and only bugged you when it needed a new CD, instead of asking you stuff after every CD.

SCO UnixWare had that problem (I did a review a few years back), and it really bugged the crap out of me. I couldn't just fire and forget, and feed it CDs as it needed them. I had to answer stuff and configure stuff the entire time. Annoying.

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