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k221405241470

I've use Solaris 9 on X86 platform and i think that nobody does a best work than Sun Microsystem: Stabe, Fast, Secure the only problem was my Net Card and the hardware in general, it's very difficult to configure it


Eric Straven

Am I wrong or is there a Solaris 10?? I heard about that a long time ago...Anyway, my friend has a AMD Opteron home-server with Solaris 8 installed and it sucks in my opinion. Its very hard to work with. Its okay as a server but I definately don't see myself or anyone using it for their home use...Besides, I just hate Sun Microsystems so maybe my opinion is negative about Solaris because of that...the only thing I like about them is Java...


k221405241470

Yes the first version of solaris 10 is out but it's only a snapshot_version with some limitations i think


qwijibow

https://www.oracle.com/sun/index.html

 

Nope, solaris 10 is finished, released, and available for free.

 

I use solais 9 almost every day in one way or anouther.

depending on what mood im in, somtimes i use KDE on linux, and ssh into Solaris.

 

and sometimes i run a full graphical login to solais with IceWM running on a local Linux machine.

 

Our university has a dozen Solaris Servers, and Linux terminals for remote logins.

Also eXceed running on windowsXP for remote iceWM X logins.


the empty calorie

I've used Solaris 10. I absolutely love it, but I'm mainly a Slack user now, just cause it seems to let me "grab the computer by the throat" a bit easier..and I could never get c64 or amiga emulation running properly on Solaris, which is a real shame. But slack has always treated me great, and it's what I learned on, so I'm in a bit of a disposition.


NightHaven

I am still wait for Solaris 10.I think it is new generation.


nidahasa

I've use Solaris 9 on X86 platform and i think that nobody does a best work than Sun Microsystem: Stabe, Fast, Secure the only problem was my Net Card and the hardware in general, it's very difficult to configure it 

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the empty calorie

I am still wait for Solaris 10.

 

I think it is new generation.

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New generation...well, it's a new release, but not exactly a new generation. And I don't see why you need to wait for it, it was released in early 2005/late 2004 I believe. Nothing to wait for.

fatvato

New generation...well, it's a new release, but not exactly a new generation. And I don't see why you need to wait for it, it was released in early 2005/late 2004 I believe. Nothing to wait for.

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Any information regarding Solaris 10 can easily be found at https://www.oracle.com/sun/index.html

 

Before I "retired" I worked as Unix Systems Administrator using Solaris 95% of my job with other on the Windows side. I thoroughly enjoyed learning and working with Unix and Sun Microsystems servers. It helped me get some killer paying jobs for start ups as a Unix Technical Support Engineer. I worked at two of DataCenter headquarters working the 3rd shift (7PM-7AM). It has been 3 years almost and boy, you sure forget a lot. I am very rusty but if I were to immerse myself back into Unix, it would all come back.


madcrow

Heheh. Solaris 10 goes a long way towards improving Solaris as a personal operating system, but it still comes nowhere close to the level of the best Linux distros on x86. If you have a SPARC system, though, Solaris is still the way to go.


hazeshow

The weak thing about Solaris still is the hardware comatibility. Many hardware is not supported, and it's no fun to run it in 640 x 480 screen resolution. All operating systems should have a hardware detection and driver library like Windows has.


the empty calorie

Well, depending on what you call the "best" Linux distros. I assume you mean Slackware. :(Actually, my experiences with Solaris on x86 hardware (as a personal operating system) were quite good, I found it to do everything I ever wanted to do, except when it came to compiling source code, I always ran into quite a few errors, and as a result, no compiling VICE on Solaris, and that was enough to make me go back to Slack. Now I'm on OpenBSD, I still haven't gotten my sound to work, but that's okay. I built another computer completely dedicated to Commodore emulation. It's nice to see more posting in here lately, i must say.


fatvato

I was spoiled using SOLAAIS because we use Sun Microsystems hardware, ie., Sparc 5's, 10's, 20's and the 450 serviers, etc., and our programmers did not have problems compiling as long as their code was good. There are quiet a few compilers out there but since $$$'s was really never an issue in our group, we brougth the best and/or also used the free GNU compliters and they all seemed to work when proplerly configured.


the empty calorie

Sun makes very good stuff, although, I would have much rather run Solaris on an Ultra-2 than an x86. When a company's OS is also run on their own hardware, it can be a beautiful thing. Unless they surprise you with "oh, we're going to ditch superior technology in favour of the crappy Intel hardware!"Can't you tell I've lost respect for Apple?I'm hoping IBM does something in the desktop scene with their Cell processor...the x86 is a dead horse which has been beaten enough, and should be buried.


TheKnowledge

 

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Before I "retired" I worked as Unix Systems Administrator using Solaris 95% of my job with other on the Windows side. I thoroughly enjoyed learning and working with Unix and Sun Microsystems servers. It helped me get some killer paying jobs for start ups as a Unix Technical Support Engineer. I worked at two of DataCenter headquarters working the 3rd shift (7PM-7AM). It has been 3 years almost and boy, you sure forget a lot. I am very rusty but if I were to immerse myself back into Unix, it would all come back.

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What kind of education do you need for the jobs you got? How long do they take and at what cost? I'm interested in that kind of work. I can't stand my current jobs, and I use most of my spare time on computing anyway. Might as well be of some use. I just downloaded Solaris 10, and getting ready to install it. So far I'm a windows only user, and don't have any knowledge on coding/programming or networking for that matter. Just installed Linux Mandriva on one of my "lab rats" (low standard PC for experimental purposes) Anything to add before I dive into Solaris 10? Anyone?

the empty calorie

Yeah, Solaris is pretty nice, but beware, you won't find as many programs out there as you will with Linux or BSD. Sunfreeware.com would be the best place to pick up any software you want, but if you want to compile source code...you may be in for an unpleasant surprise..I got all the right tools installed in the right places, but it would always try to use the dummy app for the SunW compiler, rather than using my installed version of GCC.I think you'll probably end up liking that BSD better, but it's jsut a matter of personal taste, really. Solaris is a but more Beginner-oriented (but not by much) for new users. Oh yes...and your performance will be much better if you use the CDE interface instead of the "Java Desktop Environment" (or it might be Platform..)and you may end up needing OSS to get sound.Good luck!


xboxrulz1405241485

I used it once, but since it has heavy reliance on JDS and CDE, I just dropped it, especially its high system requirements and lack of software and hardware support.xboxrulz


Sten

I havent ever used Solaris but i would love to try it sometime!it looks good and ive read some great reviews about the operating system.From memory there is also a paid one?Sun have done a great job with solaris, i know that anyway!


wutske

I do have two DVD with Solaris on it, I've already tried them in VirtualPC (no time to test on a normal pc, maybe during the vacations) but my first impressions are that it's just another linux distribution ... I may be wrong, because I've only tested the first DVD (the distribution on the second DVD wouldn't start in VPC).



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