Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jun 2008 21:56 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Register has reviewed OpenSolaris, and concludes: "Sun has made good on its promise to deliver OpenSolaris, the company's Unix-based answer to Linux, with a company-supported, commercial update arriving in mid-May. Although far from a complete product, the latest OpenSolaris is impressive and in the long run could prove a viable alternative to Linux."
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RE: hardware support?
by Robert Escue on Sat 14th Jun 2008 02:15 UTC in reply to "hardware support?"
Robert Escue
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2005-07-08

Not really. The secret to my success in using Solaris x86, including Solaris 10, Solaris Express and OpenSolaris is using good hardware such as Intel NIC's, mid range ATI or nVidia video cards and a Proxim Orinoco Gold PCMCIA wireless card.

With this same hardware I can install Solaris, Windows, Linux and BSD and all of the devices will work without hunting for drivers. I ran the Live CD on my daughter's HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop and almost all of the hardware was recognized.

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