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We have a mix of Red Hat and Solaris at work, and given the choice I will always use the Linux boxes, and have commandeered 3 for my own use.

Solaris is just too fussy to use, there don't seem to be as many tools installed by default.

Might try OpenSolaris on a spare box, as we need to support Solaris x86 as well as SPARC.
 
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What's the difference between Solaris and Linux then?

Do you still have the same shenanigans with installing things? - My only gripe with Linux.

(I run Vista, OSX and Linspire)
Solaris is a type of Unix, whereas Linux is an open source implementation of a unix-like system.

Practically, Linux has more tools, software support. Solaris in my experience is best suited to the sun boxes, and at that, few tools and software are installed with the OS.

If you had issues installing Linux, you will have issues installing OpenSolaris, especially on a non-sun PC.
 
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So not worth yet another partition then?
If you wanted to experiment, go ahead :)

Probs try in a VM first, just to get used to the installer, the options etc. get a feel for it. If you've used Linux you will be comfortable, but don't expect every Linux command to work.
 

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that was probably the most boring article i've read on the register :(

solaris = BORING :p (unless its the film, then its ace)
 
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I've a massive soft spot for Solaris.


My desktops were Sun workstations from the day I started work
up until about 2003 when everything was confiscated and we
started using remote desktops.



("Get Orf My Machine!!!!" :mad: :rant:)



All our terminal servers are still Suns with most people defaulting
to CDE.


It's just bulletproof and has been for many, many years.
Never experienced an OS crash. And the file system was
much more stable/reliable.


I'm predicting a move away from Linux for the type of
applications we run. Linux was just a stopgap because
HPUX and Solaris on SPARC could not deliver the performance
that was available with Linux on Opteron (Or Itanium :lol::lol::lol:)

Let's see what happens.....



(I'm currently working at a customer site on an old Ultra 60. :D:D:D)
 
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