Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Sep 2009 16:28 UTC, submitted by Robert Escue
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Apart from Linux and the various BSD operating systems, there's another open source UNIX-like operating system (actually, it's a certified UNIX): OpenSolaris. There are a few key differences between Linux and OpenSolaris, and TuxRadar lists some of them so that Linux users can dive right into Solaris.
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Brief Write up
by Tuishimi on Tue 15th Sep 2009 17:18 UTC
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He said it wasn't meant to be a comparison, but he breezed by the "performance is much slower than ubuntu on the same hardware" comment. I wonder how much slower ... and why. Compiler differences? Layered architecture/kernel differences? I assume file system access times should be competitive?

Anyway, I can always surf the web and [probably] find an actual performance comparison between some version of linux and OpenSolaris.

Just a note, I like the Gnome look in the screenshots...

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RE: Brief Write up
by Elv13 on Tue 15th Sep 2009 17:22 in reply to "Brief Write up"
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RE: Brief Write up
by Robert Escue on Tue 15th Sep 2009 18:54 in reply to "Brief Write up"
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While I did not read the article in its entirety before submitting it, I would of liked to see how they made the determination as to what is "slow".

My research into improving disk performance on Solaris and OpenSolaris with IDE disks by setting maxphys may or may not help. I am still in the testing mode in using that mod.

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RE: Brief Write up
by jgmills on Tue 15th Sep 2009 20:57 in reply to "Brief Write up"
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This is not correct. There have only been a few
comparisons of Linux, Windows, and Solaris on the
same hardware. For all three operating systems, it's
the hardware that determines performance, at least to
the first approximation. In the example I saw, with
many benchmarks run on the three operating systems,
each of them came out on top on some of the benchmarks.
In general, all of them were about equal in performance.

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