Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2012 21:30 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Oracle today announced Oracle Solaris 11.1, delivering over 300 new performance and feature enhancements to the Oracle Solaris 11 product family." This stuff goes way over my head.
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Solaris 11 = Best Enterprise OS Ever.
by sergio on Fri 5th Oct 2012 05:36 UTC
sergio
Member since:
2005-07-06

I've been working with Solaris 11 for SPARC last months and I really like it. Much more user friendly than 10 for people with Linux background... GNU toolchain works by default, bash is the default shell and the new command line utilities are nice. Cool.

The only drawback is SPARC support, you need a sun4v to use it (or x86-64)... 'cause Oracle dropped support for every previous SPARC system even the IV+ ones! It's a shame... but hey, We know Oracle, they're a bunch of blood suckers and they're proud of it.

BTW I think Solaris is the best and more modern enterprise Unix out there by a large margin, it's stable, it's easy to use and It adds cool and useful features every release.

And the funny thing is, If Oracle integrates ZFS into Oracle Enterprise Linux they will have the best enterprise Unix and the best enterprise Linux too! Oracle the best *nix vendor in the world!! OMG!!! xD

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I still remember the days with Solaris 2.4, where my first configuration step was to install all the available GNU tools from Sunfreeware.

Otherwise I would be stuck in the 70's, System V style.

Still it is good to know about the new version. Many of our customers only care about commercial UNIX systems for the critical parts their infrastructure.

There is plenty of money to be made in projects with Tru64, HP-UX, Solaris and Aix.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I'm just glad that Oracle are pushing Solaris. Then they took over Sun, I had a horrible feeling that Solaris would be left to rot in favour of Oracle Linux.

Thankfully I was wrong

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