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Old 01-20-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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Solaris or OpenSolaris


hi
i was reading today about solaris , and i noticed that there are to OS tagged as Solaris, Solaris and openSolaris
they call open solaris a "community edition" , isn't it a proprietary software built on nix?
my question is, "what is the difference between open Solaris and Solaris"
also
what Linux distro do you recommend as a server instead of win2k3
thanks
 
Old 01-20-2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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openSolaris is open source os based on Solaris. But uses the CDD license not Gnu GPL. The CDDL is not GPL compatible. Solaris is proprietary software.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 03:40 PM   #3
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hi
i was reading today about solaris , and i noticed that there are to OS tagged as Solaris, Solaris and openSolaris
they call open solaris a "community edition" , isn't it a proprietary software built on nix?
my question is, "what is the difference between open Solaris and Solaris"
also
what Linux distro do you recommend as a server instead of win2k3
thanks
What linux distributions are you familiar with? What are your needs for this server? How old is the hardware?

My opinion is that I use debian for almost everything. Server runs Debian Etch, Desktop runs Etch, and my test machine runs lenny, and my netbook runs Ubuntu. If you are not familiar with debian use centOS or slackware.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 07:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the fast replies
about the server specs ints a xion with 2gb ram and a 250 SATA hd , and i'm familiar with rhel
thanks
 
Old 01-21-2009, 07:44 AM   #5
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i'm familiar with rhel
why solaris then? whynot CentOS or Fedora?
 
Old 01-21-2009, 08:07 AM   #6
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why solaris then? whynot CentOS or Fedora?
I'm not so sure about Fedora's suitability for a server. You have got updates almost everyday, which increases the chances of breaking something.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 10:46 AM   #7
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I would go with centOS as it is pretty much the same as RHEL. You will feel right at home. and give the specs I think it will run fine.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 05:50 AM   #8
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thanks for the advice bros, i'll try centOS
 
  


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