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Posted on 2007.08.29 at 20:08


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-09-03 03:50 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't know you were qualified to have an opinion on the matter.
Do I have to suck Solaris dick or something to get qualified? WTF?
ehowton at 2007-09-03 12:48 (UTC) (Link)
Not at all! I was just unaware that you've done anything whatsoever, ever, on a Solaris box. Before people make statements such as yours, they've usually installed the product, used the product, and then by doing, done the same thing with another product they've used.

For example, I know you used to run Red Hat, and now you run ubuntu. You probably have opinions about each of them, and that's fine. Have you ever run Solaris?

I've got a better idea, why don't you go ahead, and in your own words tell us "definitively" why your not a fan of Solaris. Thanks
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-09-03 14:56 (UTC) (Link)
Now that logic makes a little more sense. See, I thought you were telling me I didn't have the right to comment because I wasn't in the Solaris corner.

No, I don't have any direct experience with Solaris. And you are right, I do have opinions about Red Hat/Fedora and Ubuntu. I think that Red Hat/Fedora makes a wonderful product, but I think that it's ridiculous that you have to update four different files to make a simple change in a service. Furthemore, my experience with Red Hat/Fedora is that it is a very unstable OS (at least it's a very unstable desktop OS) and is a resource hog, but the OS comes with a lot of great tools.

Ubuntu was by far the easiest flavor of Linux to pick up and use. It just worked and I was able to get Samba up and running in record time. In fact, I've done everything I wanted to with Ubuntu in record time and so now it's time to turn to development and production. Read the end of my latest post for more details.

My gripe against Solaris is that it natively runs on proprietary hardware and uses non-standard peripherals. (e.g. you have to have a keyboard with a special connector) I just don't see the advantage of running a non-standard OS on non-standard hardware. I'm sure there's a reason for all of this, but I haven't found it and at this point, Excepting adding a job skill or making an attempt to be an uber-geek, I don't see why I would want to learn Solaris. Hell, even the commands are different!
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