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.
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?
"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. [ May 14, 2008: Message edited by: Peter Rooke ]
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.
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.
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.
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.