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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Re:Solaris is not Linux
by AndrewZ on Wed 27th Jun 2007 15:09 UTC
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2005-11-15

Those are some really good comments and I agree with many of them. This one is interesting:

>5. Multiuser experience is bad, because there are no multiuser switching GUI like in Windows or Mac, very similar from linux though.

I agree that the multiuser experience may be lacking but I would say that Solaris multiuser capability is probably one of the best, bar none. Solaris has really, really efficient context switching, which makes it very efficient at handling multiple users simultaneously. In times gone past one would simply 'su' to a different user. Having a GUI to do this would enhance the experience.

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