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What could be slower than Vista and more mind numbingly obtuse than OSX?

Well whats left, BSD? No, I'd probably get hacked for saying that.


I'm talking about Solaris. I used to think Java was slow because of the virtual machine, but I'm thinking it has more to do with the company. I mean, how could anybody make a unix based operating system that takes 1 hour to install? And install isn't exactly the best word since after it's 2 minute (yes, I'm serious) boot time it just fails and asks for the install DVD, after which it prompts me to login and gives me a command line. Great OS Sun.. really.

The only plus is that it only took about 10 days for DVD to arrive at my house (compared to the 6 weeks for Gutsy), and it was free...

I figured I would try it just to see how the native Java support worked but seriously, don't waste your time.


Unless if under hobbies you typically list "debugging the linux kernel" its a waste of bandwidth.


The worst part is the installer wouldn't recognize the 30gb I deallocated on my Windows HDD so I had to wipe my lovely 80gb Mint HDD.
    
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As far as I know, Windows is generally the most unstable OS in the world of all the major OS's. OS X never had anything as crazy as Millennium edition. Linux is Linux, FreeBSD... just pwnz. Even OS/2 Warped was a better memory manager than most Windows versions.
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I have Solaris 10. I actually can't evaluate it; I can't do anything with it lol

It has the worst software support out of any OS I've ever seen. It won't install on my Virtual Machines. I've only ever been able to install it on my old desktop once, but like I said: zero software (and pretty much hardware) support.

I'm sure it's just "different," like Linux. If we knew how to use it, it might be pretty good.

Isn't it meant to be a server OS anyway?
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No idea, but at least you got further than me. I guess logging in just brings the user into another level of suck.

Random comment: I downloaded the x64 hardy prerelease, I guess grub doesn't like being installed on an IDE slave, it recognizes the partitions, but won't boot

Edit: Oh and apparently its 5:25 PM, probably an after effect of Solaris...
    
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Random comment: I downloaded the x64 hardy prerelease, I guess grub doesn't like being installed on an IDE slave, it recognizes the partitions, but won't boot
The MBR exists on one drive only, I think usually the master. If you have two drives connected at the same time during installation, it's going to stick the MBR on one drive, and you'll need that drive to be able to boot the other. The other won't boot on its own since it has no MBR.
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