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  • #16
    I've temporarily given up after over three years of OpenSolaris. It's Fedora for now.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Tomservo View Post
      I've temporarily given up after over three years of OpenSolaris. It's Fedora for now.
      Sorry but Fedora will never get those enterprise features of OpenSolaris.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by gleb_sitnikov View Post
        Sorry but Fedora will never get those enterprise features of OpenSolaris.
        Solaris used to be really stable, low memory footprint high reliability ...

        We've got machines that have only been rebooted once, and that was 3 years ago when we had to move them to the new building ...

        If I'm setting up someone else's laptop then I will stick Ubuntu on it (not sure about 10.04 yet) but for me, with the features I need, I install Solaris ...

        I have ZFS disks, including multiple ZFS usb external disk and flash drives, it's got raid and duplication and compression in a way that no other FS has.

        Solaris has a very, very stable API ... I can transfer programs compiled on one machine and run them on another, even if it's a different release of Solaris, in fact Sun used to guarantee that this would be true.

        The driver support used to be limited but, where the drivers were provided, they worked exceptionally well, and yet again there was no real issue in compiling your own drivers in that the driver API didn't change ... (please don't ask me to compile another SCSI device for Linux)

        I'm used to Vanilla Solaris. I know it's quirks. I know how to get it to do all I need it to. I can do IPSEC, I can set up IKE tunneling with fixed addresses. I have written scripts to configure the interfaces in a similar way to Network-Automagic, but at the prompt back when wireless was just being implemented ...

        This new pretender, OpenSolaris, I still don't trust, but I have installed it ... It eats up memory, my old 1Gb laptop was fine with Solaris 10 (ufs disks), but this computer has 2Gb OpenSolaris b134 (zfs disks) and seems to crawl when it runs out of memory (firefox, thunderbird, sqlplus and 3 Java programs and I'm there) ...

        On the plus side, it does do graphics hardware acceleration, it does do much better power management, It does have much better control of powering up and down the CPU ... I have access to the new package manager (which is still very lacking in Apps and really could do with caching and indexing the list of packages and some descriptive text would be nice) and the OpenLDAP server package, unlike the Ubuntu version, came with all the syncrep and duplicating features already compiled

        I guess I'll get used to the new quirks ... i need to set VC_ALL=C in my .profile to get some SDL apps to run, I need to run pfexec /etc/init.d/openvpn start to start the VPN, rather than pick OpenVPN client from the network automagic at the top ... but I will get there.

        Sorry that was a lot of rambling.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by gleb_sitnikov View Post
          Sorry but Fedora will never get those enterprise features of OpenSolaris.
          I was using it on my desktop.

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          • #20
            OpenSolaris Roadmap

            I found an interested link about OpenSolaris Roadmap from Oracle:
            http://www.eecis.udel.edu/%7Ebmiller...Oracle-Sun.pdf

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            • #21
              I like the flaw on page 4 ... "Fluendo DVD Player for Open$olaris"

              hmmm ... Freudian slip?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by jadrevenge View Post
                I like the flaw on page 4 ... "Fluendo DVD Player for Open$olaris"

                hmmm ... Freudian slip?
                Yeah, that got me too when I read it.

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