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    SubjectRe: Solaris
    At 09:32 PM 10/9/97 -0400, you wrote:
    >Letting the chips fall where they may, I quote Thomas Pornin:
    >>In article <199710021742.UAA03482@runner.dntis.ro> you write:
    >>>Is there any kind of solaris for x86? I'd like to find out where to get
    >>>the kit if there's any.
    >>
    >>Yes, there is one. I once (tried to) install it and it really looks like
    >>a piece of junk. Thinking about it is just a bad idea. If you really want
    >>to try it, you may buy it from Sun microsystems.
    >
    >Sun should stick with Sparc hardware... they are the only ones who fully
    >understand it (it was their aliens that designed that stuff.) Solaris x86
    >is just a mistake. It's hard to maintain, and should anything ever happen
    >to it, well, do you have another machine? To do practically anything to
    >the machine requires the machine to be plugged into another machine.
    >

    These responses and comments are based on Solarsi 2.5 and 2.5.1, right?
    2.6 is much improved and they are getting much better as time goes on.
    It's a relatively young OS and they have only really been getting serious
    on it in the past 2 years, so give 'em some time. Remember when Linux was
    a baby? :)

    -Seth


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