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Has anyone used solaris? I know its quite a popular os with unis and ill probobly be using it next year at some point but i wondered if anyone had opinions on it as an os ??

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lol solaris.
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that was helpfull selectodude lol
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From what I here it works well as a server OS, but it isn't really designed for anything else. Its mainly used for database, web and Java based services.
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post #5 of 12
So helpful I gave you rep. JK...

A few of my friends love Solaris and use it all of the time, much more than any other OSs. But they say it's got a totally different feel to it... I don't know, I'm just passing on words to you.
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post #6 of 12
Haven't used it since school... hated it. Probably cause I always forget my login. It's mainly for workstations and good with multi CPUs. Don't know why anyone would use it as their primary OS at home....

You can get the open source version here to play around:
www.opensolaris.org/os/
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post #7 of 12
Its based on Sys V Unix which is what Linux is based off of so it should have kind of the same feel. If your interested in Unix though, than I'd suggest FreeBSD.
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post #8 of 12
i had it on some sun ultra ones at one point and it worked flawlessly for what i wanted (small storage server with MYSQL Database)
post #9 of 12
A Java-based OS? Ewwie.
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lol i dodn't know it was java based haha that's pretty wierd why would you use java for an OS... i was wondering why everything was java applets... now i know
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