Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Mar 2008 06:02 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Windows If you are sticking with XP - and plenty of us are - and you're planning to miss the upgrade to Vista read this article on the Australian PC World. It looks at big questions like: will Windows XP still be properly supported by Microsoft and, as a primary development target, by third parties? Is there something we've missed, some hidden gotcha that's going to trip us up?
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RE: Not an Enterprise OS
by mk@tuco.de on Tue 18th Mar 2008 16:18 UTC in reply to "Not an Enterprise OS"
mk@tuco.de
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2007-01-23

For instance Sun is _guaranteeing_ backwards binary compatibility to Solaris v2.6.


what does this mean? Installing Solaris Sparc 6 on new Hardware? Together with old applications written for it?

Or is this a nice sentence spoken out by a Sun PR-Guy? Sounds more like that to me.

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RE[2]: Not an Enterprise OS
by cjcoats on Tue 18th Mar 2008 16:34 in reply to "RE: Not an Enterprise OS"
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2006-04-16

For me, it means that when I develop a new environmental application, and build it correctly for Solaris, it will run for all of my Solaris customers (some of which are still running Solaris 4). Ditto for AIX and IRIX builds. Not true for Linux (glibc is not stable across versions). Much worse situation ("DLL Hell") with Microsoft.

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RE[3]: Not an Enterprise OS
by PunchCardGuy on Tue 18th Mar 2008 18:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Not an Enterprise OS"
PunchCardGuy Member since:
2006-04-14

Well, I would differ with that based on personal experience. Several years ago I was supporting Command and Control applications on SPARC/Solaris 8. Several of these applications would barf all over themselves unless they were running only on Solaris 8 and only on a certain specific build date of Solaris 8. Admittedly, some of these applications were EXTREMELY complex, but you get the picture...

Of all the OSes with which I have worked, the MS NT-based Windows platform has proven to present the least problems with regards to hardware and application portability across Window releases. That's not to say that it doesn't have problems in other areas...

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