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Re: New desktop features provided by new version of update-notifier

On Tuesday 15 August 2006 15:43, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 11:46:49PM -0300, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
> > hmmm... I don't think a sane seasoned Solaris admin would evaluate a
> > Unix-like operating system for server-class work by installing its
> > 'Desktop' task, perhaps?

;-) Solaris is really a bad reference to prove your Desktop claim.

> A seasoned Solaris admin may very well be of the opinion that running a
> Unix-like operating system on their desktop is much easier to support a
> bunch of Solaris machines from, 

FWIW, virtual terminals are not officially supported in Solaris 8/9 for sparc 
and x86 (well, yes you can cheat and fight the system at your own risk), and 
it is no fun to type DOSish way on a single console... thus almost all 
installations I've ever seen have Xsun and CDE installed, no matter how 
server-wise they pretend to be. Sol9 comes with GNOME 2.x also ;-)

> but that Solaris itself is not 
> particularly well suited to PC-class hardware (because it has less
> drivers, or whatever).

This is true, but OpenSolaris is getting better on that front.

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