2 posts • joined 23 Jan 2007
Don't forget the recent sharemgr work
Do not discount the work done to allow scriptable management of shares and to speed up the loading/unloading of shares - see http://blogs.sun.com/dougm/.
Ready for desktops and notebooks
I think Hetz Ben Hamo's experiences might be with much earlier versions of Solaris x86 - perhaps from before Sun committed to the x86 platform and OpenSolaris.
I've used Solaris 10 and Solaris Nevada on my desktops and notebooks. Solaris Nevada has picked up code to drive my Fujitsu P7010D just as fast as Linux. And by the way, Fedora Core 3 would probably not work on my P7010D without upgrades.
As for applications, I find that I install Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice, GIMP 2, and Java on boxes - no matter what OS it is running. For being productive, those cover most of what I need to do. (Under WinXP, I'll throw on PuTTy and I'm pretty much set.) To a lesser extent, you need a pdf viewer and a flash player.
A really neat tool is available from Sun to let you see if your hardware is supported. You can find it on BigAdmin - http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/hcts/device_detect.html.
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