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Old 13th January 2015
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If you're interesting in OpenIndiana, then I would follow the oi-dev mailing list. There was a recent post about the status of the project. http://openindiana.org/pipermail/oi-...er/003496.html

But I don't think Oracle Solaris is worth spending a lot of time learning unless you have to maintain a legacy system. The licenses for Solaris (along with every other Oracle product) are outrageous to begin with, so the only people buying them are going to have a large amount of Oracle software in place already.
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Old 15th January 2015
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The licenses for Solaris (along with every other Oracle product) are outrageous to begin with
Not sure where these comments come from other than a dislike of Oracle. RedHat says RHEL costs less than Solaris while Oracle says Solaris costs less than RHEL.

Technical support for Solaris is much better than the weak support from RedHat. Then look at the features which are available in each, and Solaris has features that have been there for a decade that RHEL doesn't have or may be trying to attain. Also look at the reliability and stability of Solaris and RHEL and Solaris is far ahead of RHEL, especially if one looks at SPARC vs x86.
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Old 16th January 2015
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Technical support for Solaris is much better than the weak support from RedHat.
Out of curiosity are you referring to actual current Oracle support or you are refering to your past experience with SunMicrosystems?

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Then look at the features which are available in each, and Solaris has features that have been there for a decade that RHEL doesn't have or may be trying to attain. Also look at the reliability and stability of Solaris and RHEL and Solaris is far ahead of RHEL, especially if one looks at SPARC vs x86.
Could you please point me to a web site where I can buy new SPARC hardware? I am in particularly keen on replacing my old Tadpole SPARC laptop with new shiny SPARC based laptop. I gave my old Tadpole to our cousins in Minnesota to use until their heater gets fixed.
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Old 17th January 2015
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Could you please point me to a web site where I can buy new SPARC hardware?
Oracle and Fujitsu, but they do not make laptops like Sparcbook anymore.

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