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: OpenSolaris
by pjafrombbay on Tue 21st Jul 2009 05:48 UTC
pjafrombbay
Member since:
2005-07-31

Tom,

I tried it when it was first released. In my working days, Solaris was an OS that was held in the same esteem as IBM's MVS and VM (much better than DEC's VAX/VMS (I think it was called; the forerunner to Microsoft's Windows NT :-)) - that will get some negative comment). So I was keen to try it on my PC desktop. I agree with your findings, Solaris took hours to install but only minutes to replace (with Ubuntu).

Can I suggest that you try PC-BSD, it seems to be a very robust desktop OS and has, IMHO, the best package manager there is.

Regards,
Peter

Edited 2009-07-21 05:51 UTC

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RE[2]: OpenSolaris
by binarycrusader on Tue 21st Jul 2009 07:54 in reply to "RE: OpenSolaris"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Tom,

I tried it when it was first released. In my working days, Solaris was an OS that was held in the same esteem as IBM's MVS and VM (much better than DEC's VAX/VMS (I think it was called; the forerunner to Microsoft's Windows NT :-)) - that will get some negative comment). So I was keen to try it on my PC desktop. I agree with your findings, Solaris took hours to install but only minutes to replace (with Ubuntu).

Can I suggest that you try PC-BSD, it seems to be a very robust desktop OS and has, IMHO, the best package manager there is.

Regards,
Peter


We're comparing OpenSolaris here, not Solaris. OpenSolaris should install in 15 minutes or less. So your comment and experience don't quite apply.

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RE[3]: OpenSolaris
by pjafrombbay on Fri 24th Jul 2009 07:08 in reply to "RE[2]: OpenSolaris"
pjafrombbay Member since:
2005-07-31

"We're comparing OpenSolaris here, not Solaris. OpenSolaris should install in 15 minutes or less. So your comment and experience don't quite apply."

BinaryCrusader (what an odd pseudonym), you ought to read the posts before you dive off into commenting. There is a short initial sentence followed by a second sentence that shows (or tried to show) my original good feelings towards Solaris and hence Open Solaris. These original good feelings were then changed by the Open Solaris experience.

I'm sorry if that is too difficult to understand.

The world would be a nicer place if we occasionally thought first and then acted; don't you agree?

Regards,
Peter

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