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Re: Solaris: The Most Advanced OS?

%% Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <tshepang@gmail.com> writes:

  tl> Wow!!! So Solaris kernel is generally technically superior... and
  tl> what a post.

Of course, that's nowhere close to what I said.  The fact that you
summed it up this way makes me wonder if you're a troll.

I _DID_ say that in a few specific areas, most particularly dealing with
very large enterprise deployments (how many systems out there will even
have access to, much less need to mount, >1300 NFS partitions at the
same time?), Solaris is more reliable and robust than Linux in my
experience (with Red Hat Enterprise Linux--I didn't make this decision
and had, and have, no say in it so...).

A UNIX operating system is very complex and has a LOT of parts.  Saying
that one particular part, especially an ancillary (albeit important to
many) one like a filesystem, is better in one or the other in no way can
be translated into saying that one "is generally technically superior".

For example, Linux's iptables is much better than whatever Solaris has
in this area (to the best of my knowledge).  Also, Linux's /proc and
/system are far more capable than /proc in Solaris.  Etc.

As many people have mentioned, it all depends on what you want to do
with it.

 Paul D. Smith <psmith@nortel.com>           HASMAT--HA Software Mthds & Tools
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist
        These are my opinions--Nortel takes no responsibility for them.

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