Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jul 2009 19:16 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Linux desktop has come a long way. It's a fully usable, stable, and secure operating system that can be used quite easily by the masses. Not too long ago, Sun figured they could do the same by starting Project Indiana, which is supposed to deliver a complete distribution of OpenSolaris in a manner similar to GNU/Linux. After using the latest version for a while, I'm wondering: why?
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RE[5]: Comment by OddFox
by binarycrusader on Tue 21st Jul 2009 02:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by OddFox"
binarycrusader
Member since:
2005-07-06

"IOW, if you have a lowly laptop or desktop with only 512 MB of RAM, total, you can still run a system using ZFS as the main filesystem.


Utter bullshit.

You cannot run OpenSolaris with ZFS on a 512mb machine and start apps. It just does not work. It nearly does not work with 1GB in my experience. Programms take ages to start it is ridiculous. It is just crap. You just have to have 2GB.
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Sorry, but that isn't true. While it is true that performance will increase with more memory, you can definitely run OpenSolaris on zfs with 512MB of memory. It is the *minimum* requirement for OpenSolaris, and is an officially supported configuration.

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RE[6]: Comment by OddFox
by OddFox on Tue 21st Jul 2009 03:38 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by OddFox"
OddFox Member since:
2005-10-05

It's the minimum in the same way that Windows XP Professional wants a minimum of 64MB of RAM, stop acting like it's something anyone would feel comfortable using. I can't even stand using XP on the machine my sister and her husband have, and that has 192MB of RAM! A running system is pretty severely handicapped if as soon as you actually try to do anything you start hitting swap. VirtualBox will default your OpenSolaris VM to 768MB of RAM for a reason, because it runs like a dog w/less.

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