Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 29th Mar 2010 16:04 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Hot on the heals of Oracle's revamp of Solaris support, the licensing agreement for free downloads of Solaris 10 have changed. Here is the bit in question: "...Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for the downloaded Software". So far the OpenSolaris license has not changed, it's still CDDL."
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RE: and who uses Solaris ?
by Piranha on Mon 29th Mar 2010 17:26 UTC in reply to "and who uses Solaris ?"
Piranha
Member since:
2008-06-24

I do. For my fileserver/VM box.
ZFS
Dtrace (though haven't used yet)
Containers - runs both OpenSolaris and linux (little overhead). So easy to setup, and VERY powerful
ZFS - yep, twice
Very good Virtualbox support - it runs my VMs. Also allows for xVM(Xen) support - also in Linux
Crossbow Networking
Performance - yep, look at the latest OpenSolaris numbers compared to Linux AND FreeBSD..

Trying out both Linux and Freebsd for my fileserver, but I switched back immediately. I use Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and Windows on OTHER hardware, but for my fileserver and VM machine, I haven't found anything comparable to OpenSolaris.

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RE[2]: and who uses Solaris ?
by Slambert666 on Tue 30th Mar 2010 07:31 in reply to "RE: and who uses Solaris ?"
Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

Trying out both Linux and Freebsd for my fileserver, but I switched back immediately. I use Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and Windows on OTHER hardware, but for my fileserver and VM machine, I haven't found anything comparable to OpenSolaris.


....and you do not congest the network with all those pesky security updates....

Since OpenSolaris does not receive updates any more.

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RE[3]: and who uses Solaris ?
by jptros on Tue 30th Mar 2010 16:26 in reply to "RE[2]: and who uses Solaris ?"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

Is that OpenSolaris or Solaris proper? I know oracle has pretty much nixed the free security updates sun provided to all Solaris proper users (free/commercial/whatever).

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RE[3]: and who uses Solaris ?
by Kebabbert on Tue 30th Mar 2010 19:09 in reply to "RE[2]: and who uses Solaris ?"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

New OpenSolaris builds are released every two weeks. That is when it gets upgraded.

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RE[3]: and who uses Solaris ?
by Piranha on Wed 31st Mar 2010 02:35 in reply to "RE[2]: and who uses Solaris ?"
Piranha Member since:
2008-06-24

2009.06 (build 101b I believe) is the last RELEASE... However, there have been plenty of updates. They are on build 134 (http://genunix.org/). Sure, the Oracle merger has probably dampened the releases so far, but that's not to say there aren't any updates.

Regardless, I'm running build 118 and has been nothing but solid. Updates to VirtualBox come every now and then, but everything else has been running without hiccup.

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