[ILUG] Differences between Solaris and Linux
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Thu May 4 17:57:24 IST 2006
On Thu, 2006-05-04 at 12:53 +0100, Sarunas Vancevicius wrote:
> On 02:21, Thu 04 May 06, Braun Brelin wrote:
> > I'm looking for a good guide to the differences between Solaris and Linux.
> I found "An Accelerated Introduction to Solaris 10"
> (http://www.cuddletech.com/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=562) to be quite good.
> (You can't access it for some reason, so use google' cache
> Part 1: http://tinyurl.com/q63fo; Part 2: http://tinyurl.com/l7lru)
I've just found one difference: SIZE.
My mean & lean LFS is well under 2 Gigs before Data. It can be kept
below 500MB by using uClibc instead of Glibc. Distributions typically
come out around 4 Gigs with some amount of redundant stuff aboard.
I tried installing Solaris recently, and out of respect for another
horror story, I didn't show it my real hard disk, but slipped in a 4.1
Gigs Seagate one. No go. Even dropping large amounts of Documentation
it's still a 6-7 Gig install, bundled weirdly.You get bison, yacc,
gcc-2.x, gcc-3.4 and several other compilers/languages in one mouse
click, for instance. Xemacs, vim, joe, nano, and a couple of other
editors in another. Who wants Vim _and_ Emacs? No, don't answer that
My first impression of Gnu/linux was that it thought it sat at the
centre of a great multitasking Universe, and that everything revolved
My first impression of Gnu/Solaris (A lot of gnu stuff there) is that it
thinks it's a supercomputer at the centre of a great multitasking
With Best Regards,
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