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Solaris - Useable?


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comanighttrain

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Hey guys, anyone ever used solaris? Whats it all about?
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Solaris is the operating system from Sun Microsystems and is typically used on larger commercial systems, but is also available on Intel platforms. It is well designed and a very stable platform. It is a Unix platform, not Linux. Either of which are good. Linux is basically from Unix, but there are some differences.

Solaris is a nice operating system to run, but I find it is easier to use Mandriva Linux for various reasons, but have nothing against Solaris at all.

Does that answer your question?
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yeah a bit, im a slackware user, but i like to try new things, ill give it a shot, slackware is the most unix of the modern distro's so it shouldnt be too hards to pick up...also...how do you find mandriva? driver support good?
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So far, I have found the Mandriva driver support to be very good and one of the best. I have seen RedHat not recognize devices and Mandrake (old name) did. A friend loaded a version of RedHat on a notebook computer and it did not recognize the network card, the CDROM or the display, due to this he could not update anything since all input sources did not work. He loaded Mandrake and everything just worked.

If you are familar with Unix/Linux then you won't have much of a problem with Solaris. All different OS' are different, but are basically the same (different commands for confguration and such).
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