Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 15th Sep 2005 21:14 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A lot of hooplah has been distributed by Sun Microsystems on the advantages of their OpenSolaris/Solaris 10 release. Martin C. Brown has been using said software for the past few months and files his review that helps answer the question: has someone finally found a Linux killer?
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the_trapper
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2005-07-07

I would be able to license the source code for free to build my own Solaris based appliance.
Done. http://www.opensolaris.org/os/about/faq/general_faq/#cost

I would be able to modify and resell Solaris.
Done. (See above link)

I would be able to download and run a complete Solaris system from a liveCD for free.
Done. http://schillix.berlios.de/

I would be able to get Solaris for X86, X86-64, PPC, Alpha, Sparc, MIPS, ARM, PA-RISC, IA-64, S/390 and 680x0.
Ummm...
X86...Done.
X86-64...Done.
PPC... http://www.blastware.org/
Alpha...Possible, probably not enough interest yet
Sparc...Done. (Ummm, are you retarded, this is Sun we're talking about!)
MIPS, ARM, PA-RISC, IA-64, S/390, 680x0...(See Alpha)

OpenSolaris is not Solaris, just like BSD is neither OSX nor Windows.
Ummm, OpenSolaris and Solaris 10 are distros of Solaris, just like RedHat is a distro of Linux (or GNU/Linux if you're into that)

Go back to your bridge troll, OpenSolaris has just ensured that Solaris is here to stay, too bad HP, IBM, and SCO couldn't have done the same.

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OpenSolaris is not Solaris.

At least RHAS uses the same Linux kernel that's in Slackware, SuSE, Debian, Fedora, etc.

It took Sun months to remove all the proprietary stuff from their kernel so they could release OpenSolaris. It is not the same code as Solaris.

A liveCD of OpenSolaris is not Solaris.
Being able to modify and sell OpenSolaris is not Solaris.

But whatever, just don't bitch if your OpenSolaris based appliance doesn't have the stability or performance of a Sun Solaris based appliance.

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