Re: Hello everybody
On Sun, Oct 21, 2001 at 09:09:07AM +0530, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Hello everybody ,Hello everybody ,
> I wanted to share with all of you my desperation to get a hang of
> Solaris .
> All of you , being votaries of the Open Source Movement , could
> perhaps guide me as to how I can have Solaris on my box [I am speaking
> of both office and home , architectures being vastly different] .
As a free software advocate, I'd say don't. Solaris is neither free
software nor open source. Perhaps you have to for some reason, though;
of the proprietary Unices it's probably the one with the fewest
> I am broke , and can't pay Sun micro any money that they might ask .
Solaris 8 is free in terms of cost. See
> I gather that Solaris is a member of the Unix family , a cousin of
> Linux .
> Could somebody in the know of things , please tell me from where I can
> gather information on :
> 1. What really is Solaris ?
> 2. Is it really a member of the Unix family ?
Solaris is the successor to SunOS, which is a BSD-derived Unix that
predates Linux by almost a decade. See
> 4. How different is it from other members of the Unix family .
As much as any of the others. A lot of people tend to install the GNU
tools on it in order to make normal user-level work bearable.
Anything else is really beyond the scope of this list. I don't know of a
better mailing list, but you might try the comp.unix.solaris newsgroup.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]