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Solaris 10

Postby e1even1 » 2007-04-13 00:33

i've been curious as to what Ian Murdoch was getting himself into, so i signed up for free (as in beer) solaris. and i got it yesterday after only a couple weeks.

the good news is vmware server installs without a hitch on etch and solaris installs into a virtual machine just fine.

but solaris doesn't create a user account during the install. just root :( so i log into gnome as root and i'm expecting a bunch of cool SUN java applets among which will surely be user admin . :( at least useradd worked.

so all you get is gnome, mozilla, and staroffice. no java to be seen. not even a clipboard.

there's an add-on dvd you can download, but i didn't see anything interesting. kde 3.1.1? :lol:

i'm guessing ian will whip them into shape. he didn't go there just to play golf.
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Postby Fluenza » 2007-04-13 05:44

I signed up for the free Solaris 10 thingy too, but I haven't received mine yet. Maybe they don't like me or something. ( :P to Sun)
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Postby e1even1 » 2007-04-13 06:37

Fluenza wrote:I signed up for the free Solaris 10 thingy too, but I haven't received mine yet. Maybe they don't like me or something. ( :P to Sun)


if it's been more than a couple-3 weeks, try again.
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Postby Noven » 2007-04-13 17:29

Cool deal. I ordered my kit yesterday =)
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Postby DeanLinkous » 2007-04-13 17:37

the *real* solaris is a workstation operating system, it is older...errr...mature and stable and so forth. It is not anything amazing - it just gets the job done.

If you want newer cooler then order the opensolaris kit and it should come with a few versions of operating systems based on the opensolaris code.
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Postby llivv » 2007-04-13 18:37

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Postby tothaa » 2007-04-13 21:08

In May, I am going to the Sun local branch; I will try to make them show the installation process of Solaris. - if satisfy you for the moment....

But I would need more exact questions...
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Postby Fluenza » 2007-04-13 21:45

e1even1 wrote:
Fluenza wrote:I signed up for the free Solaris 10 thingy too, but I haven't received mine yet. Maybe they don't like me or something. ( :P to Sun)


if it's been more than a couple-3 weeks, try again.


Meh, it's not worth the bother. I already have too many distractions. I'll just stick with what I already have. :D
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Postby bluesdog » 2007-04-13 21:58

Fluenza wrote:..Meh, it's not worth the bother. I already have too many distractions. I'll just stick with what I already have. :D
I hear ya!

I have a ludicrously huge stack of cds/dvds with various flavours of Linux, BSD, Solaris, etc.

I'm a bit of a distro junkie :oops:

But I keep Debian on my main machine, and have yet to find any real use for the other distros..

Solaris has a proven track record as a server, and may evolve into a more user-friendly general system, but I think it has a long road to travel before it could catch up to Debian, with or without Ian's help.
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Postby e1even1 » 2007-04-13 22:09

tothaa wrote:In May, I am going to the Sun local branch; I will try to make them show the installation process of Solaris. - if satisfy you for the moment....

But I would need more exact questions...


the install is easy. i didn't mean to give the impression that vmware was required. it's not at all. that's just my preferred method of experimenting with OS's. i dont "dual-boot" anything.

the only thing i would change about the install is for it to create a user account in addition to root. but the first time you login you can just useradd.

to me, solaris is yet another gnome/mozilla/office workstation. sure there is a sdk available for it. i'm just saying that Sun could have differentiated themselves with solaris. they haven't.

what's the real point of it?
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Postby Fluenza » 2007-04-13 22:32

bluesdog wrote:
Fluenza wrote:..Meh, it's not worth the bother. I already have too many distractions. I'll just stick with what I already have. :D
I hear ya!

I have a ludicrously huge stack of cds/dvds with various flavours of Linux, BSD, Solaris, etc.

I'm a bit of a distro junkie :oops:

But I keep Debian on my main machine, and have yet to find any real use for the other distros..


The way I see it, I already wasted my time and energy requesting it once. If they couldn't get the delivery right, why should I waste my time and energy again in the vain hope that what I might receive from Sun is better than what I already have? I'm happy with what I already have. Linux works. I'm not going to waste my time repeatedly requesting something that will probably be just as much of a disappointment as the process I had to go through to get the thing in the first place.

Isn't their "Solaris request server" running Solaris 10? See, I've already found a bug that could cost my business money -- orders don't get through.
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Postby e1even1 » 2007-04-14 14:36

Fluenza wrote: If they couldn't get the delivery right ...


Hannibal, it's probably hard for the mailman to keep up with you :D !
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Postby Fluenza » 2007-04-14 17:21

e1even1 wrote:Hannibal, it's probably hard for the mailman to keep up with you :D !


LOL! I don't think anyone in this town can keep up with me. Half wits! :lol:
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Postby ghostdawg » 2007-04-16 00:01

I got my dvds last week and messed around trying to install Solaris Express on a partition and wiped my whole 160gb HD.

Just got done reinstalling XP and a minimum Debian Sid...good thing for backups.

Anybody know how to use a partition to install a Solaris project? If so, give me an example.

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