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Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Dear moderator, can I post a post about Solaris in here? Does the Solaris based on UNIX doesn't it?


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Yes, this is the right place for questions about Solaris.


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Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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thanks. But I'm still confuse between solaris and linux. which one better? I'm planning to learn Solaris just because I have faith in Sun Microsystems. I'm a Java Programmer but want to enhance my skill in Solaris or Linux.
Jesper de Jong
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which one better?

That depends, better for what?

I've heard that Solaris supports far less hardware than Linux. There's probably also far less software available for it than for Linux.

In my opinion, Solaris is a good operating system for servers, but for a desktop or laptop PC it would not be my first choice.


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Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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I've heard that Solaris supports far less hardware than Linux. There's probably also far less software available for it than for Linux.

In my opinion, Solaris is a good operating system for servers, but for a desktop or laptop PC it would not be my first choice.



I want to be a system administrator for Solaris. In fact I want to pursue the SCSA or even SCNA as a complement to my Java certificates. Does Solaris is better for server than Linux? Does Solaris used Java programming language as it's source code?

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Joe Ess
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Originally posted by Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar:
Does Solaris is better for server than Linux?

I don't know if you will find an unbiased opinion on that question. My company has both Linux and Solaris servers and I haven't heard complaints about either.

Originally posted by Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar:

Does Solaris used Java programming language as it's source code?

No.
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Jesper de Jong
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Originally posted by Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar:
I want to be a system administrator for Solaris.

In that case, it's obviously a good idea to use Solaris...
Peter Rooke
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"Which is better" - well that depends upon what purpose you intend to use the operating system for.

From what I've seen a lot of large companies use Solaris for stability; they have service level agreements in place and like the idea that they can get hardware / software support from Sun. Guess it is the same for the other UNIX vendors (HP-UX, AIX - etc).

Of course Linux is open source (free), so if you want to reduce cost then one of the linux distro's is better.

First learn Bash (or another shell) - and then move into system administration.
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Note that for Linux there are also companies, such as Red Hat, that offer commercial support, similar to what you get for Solaris from Sun or from any other vendor.
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Does Solaris is easy to learn?
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That depends. If you have experience with other flavours of Unix, then Solaris will be pretty straightforward. If you've never used any kind of Unix before, then there will be a lot of new concepts to learn all at once.
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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I'm completely new in the terms of OS. Does Solaris uses GUI or command-line to do the configuration ? or both ? I already finished downloading the OS and now wait until I have enough money to buy a new laptop.
Joe Ess
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Originally posted by Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar:
I already finished downloading the OS and now wait until I have enough money to buy a new laptop.


Why wait? OpenSolaris has a Live CD you can boot without changing your hard drive if you want to get started now. And there's always VMWare as we discussed in your other thread.
There's plenty of documentation on OpenSolaris and Solaris 10 to get you started.
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Why wait? OpenSolaris has a Live CD you can boot without changing your hard drive if you want to get started now


What does it mean? I'm afraid that I'll accidentaly erase my hard disk file if I use more than 1 OS in the same laptop
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Originally posted by Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar:
What does it mean?


A Live CD is boot disk on a CD. Since a CD has lots of room, one can pack a whole functional operating system on it. There's dozens to choose from (most are Linux-based) and they're handy for rescuing data from a crashed system, setting up classrooms with standard desktops, trying new OS's without trashing your computer and so on.
They shouldn't touch your hard drive unless you specifically mount the drive and take some action (i.e. start an install or format). Take the CD out, boot your hard-drive installed OS and everything's back to normal.
Also, running more than one os on a computer is well traveled ground.
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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sounds cool. is it similar to Solaris 10?
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I posted in your other thread on May 14, 2008 9:51 AM what I think the difference is between Solaris and OpenSolaris and included links to Wikipedia for those products.
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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OK, I'll try to download
 
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