Solaris Vs Other *nix

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Solaris Vs Other *nix

Post by PlanetaryAlchemy on Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:07 pm
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Hey gals & guys,

Little back story before I ask my questions..

I've been wanting to wanting to try Solaris for a while, so I got a copy of (pre oracle purchase of Sun) Solaris 10 from www.sun.com. I installed it, but I found that while command's, file locations, interface were different it was still essentially the same as most *nix Os'es..

So my questions are, Is Solaris really worth learning for ZFS? Is there as much demand for Solaris now as there was at the start of the decade? Or should I just stick with what I know (FreeBSD) and get my self as skilled as possible in it?

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Re: Solaris Vs Other *nix

Post by Tentra on Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:08 pm
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Personally, I've never heard of someone actually using Solaris.
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Re: Solaris Vs Other *nix

Post by tgoe on Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:18 pm
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Solaris is good but FreeBSD already supports ZFS and DTrace too :) so if you stick with FreeBSD it shouldn't be too hard to work with Solaris if you have to.

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Re: Solaris Vs Other *nix

Post by PlanetaryAlchemy on Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:35 pm
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Thanks Tgoe, didn't know that freeBSD did dtrace as well :oops:
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Re: Solaris Vs Other *nix

Post by tgoe on Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:44 am
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OSX does too.. but last I knew they crippled it :roll:
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Re: Solaris Vs Other *nix

Post by dunz0r on Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:31 pm
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If you want all the benefits from Solaris you should run it on Sun-hardware. Better threading and alot more different dtrace output.
But yes, the difference is not more than bsd vs. linux.
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Re: Solaris Vs Other *nix

Post by Goatboy on Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:38 pm
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4 months necro. Nice.
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