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Anyone tried OpenSolaris?

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So, how do you like it? How would you compare it to major GNU/Linux distributions?

Would you recommend it to me? Smiling

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Daniel

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I am about a week or two away from trying it, I got my PC, we just have to wait for a decent internet connection to download it Sticking out tongue

So, soon, I shall maybe post a small review on it?

James

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Ooops, looks like I will be using plain Sun Solaris for a while now then, I will post a review of that though, and see how it goes on the opensolaris front Smiling

Got gentoo for free as well Sticking out tongue

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I don't mean to insult Sun users or developers because Sun produces some pretty high quality products, but when I looked into OpenSolaris I was turned off for two main reasons: 1) it's not at all mature yet; and 2) it seems like Sun is just using the open source community to develop its software for free. New features/innovations/bugfixes go into OpenSolaris from the open source community and Sun incorporates them into Solaris without having to pay developers.

Tell me if this is not the case.

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I agree with you. I have always thought that the whole CDDL license deal wasn't so much about an equal share of benefit as it was about Sun using the power of the community for its own benefit.

OpenSolaris is still Free Software though so using it doesn't essentially mean any harm done, but I definitely don't feel very supportive for it compared to GNU/Linux and even BSD.

Of course, that's not to stop anyone from trying OpenSolaris out and enjoy the system if they find it that good. I might give it a go myself, just to see what I am (not) missing. Eye

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Yeah, I do agree with both of you, I dont particularly like the CDDL, but I was just going to give it a try, seems a lot of bother though to install it, thy dont even have a .iso, you have to use stuff from the proprietry sun OS just to install it, so it seems it shot itself in the foot before it even started :S

I am also gonna run openbsd, on my sparc, and maybe gentoo, but I dont see much point in 3 OS's unless I share /home, so i will do that Smiling

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