[SATLUG] Solaris by Sun Micro

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Thu May 15 14:04:31 CDT 2008

You're not too far off...I have tinkered with OpenSolaris (DP2) and the
bona-fide Indiana release....total load of crap.  Then I tinkered with
FreeBSD 7.0, and while I was impressed with it, it didn't wow me the way I
expected it to.  Back to 8.04 Server LTS.  It was fun playing 'in other
peoples' back yards,' but that's all it was....playing.


On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 11:38 AM, John Chalinder <argiod at bresnan.net> wrote:

> I just tried Solaris by Sun Microsystems. Their ad hype says, "...Solaris
> is what Ubuntu wants to be when it grows up." I fully disagree.
> After an 8 hour d/l of the installation iso, 1 1/2 hour DVD burn, and 1 1/2
> hour installation... the system rebooted, spun the h/d for 5 minutes, and
> repeated this until I manually shut off the system.
> Then I booted to 'Solaris Failsafe Mode', and after 5 minutes was delivered
> to a blank screen with a '#' prompt, and no clue what to do from there.
> Thankfully, it was only the typical 15 minutes to reinstall Ubuntu and the
> typical 5 minutes to fully update, to return to my fully functional,
> friendly Ubuntu system.
> My rebuttal to Sun's hype for Solaris: "Ubuntu is what Solaris only hopes
> it could be."
> Of course, this is just my opinion; I could be wrong. But, for now, I'll
> stick with Ubuntu, unless/until Solaris 'grows up' and becomes user
> friendly.
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Ernest de Leon

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