Trying out Solaris 10

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  1. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Pretty slick installer so far (even under VMWare)
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    I've heard really good things about the OS, I'm eager to test it out.
     
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    More screen shots. Updates. I've been contemplating teh Solaris as well.
     
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    Why do people judge an OS based on how it installs or how easy it installs?
     
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    Because it pisses us off when an install is hard and shitty, and makes us want nothing to do with the OS?
     
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    Because, as much as I love security, functionality, speed, etc... in a desktop OS, I hate fucking around. My desktop computer should work for me, not the other way around, and the OS should facilitate this.

    Anyway, the Solaris installer is fairly slick, but nearly all post-install configuration has to be done by hand. I haven't played around at all yet, but here are some screenshots of the default setup (low resolution is mostly due to the VMWare drivers I think):

    Good old fashioned Solaris login screen:
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    Good old fashioned CDE:
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    Ooooh, something new! Java Desktop System, AKA Sun's version of Gnome:
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    It even comes with applications:
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    I think it's probably worth a try as a desktop OS, definitely worth a try as a server OS. I'll probably try it again later when I have more time to mess around with it and try various things out. If I get a new computer next summer (which is my current plan), I'll have a reasonably powerful bitch box lying around to test out OSen on.
     
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    tragicher0 Before I couldn't even spell DBA, now I are one OT Supporter

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  7. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Tadpoles are nice. My dad has an ancient one.

    For my next computer, I'm going to be seriously considering a Sun Ultra 20. Especially if they're still reasonably priced when they get the dual-core Opterons (should be soon....).
     

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