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Old 11-21-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
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Arrow GNU/Linux vs. GNU/OpenSolaris


hi guys. i just ran into this distro: http://www.gnusolaris.org/ on distrowatch.com and i was wondering if anyone could elaborate a little about what advantages/disadvantages the opensolaris kernel has when compared to the linux kernel.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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It is a result of our inspiration and desire to build a great system based on the best existing software: SunOS kernel and GNU software. We use Debian - one of the best existing software distribution/packaging mechanisms
Eh, these people will fit in nicely with Debian Crowd.........they have the same 'I love RMS' mentality............
 
Old 11-21-2005, 04:39 PM   #3
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The opensolaris kernel is not coverd under the GPL its got another licence called the CDDL its listed on this web page if your intrested ttp://www.opensolaris.org/os/about/faq/licensing_faq/

the operating system you mention in your post uses the kernel from opensolaris and other elements from the debin project. So you have a mix of diffrent licenced software. Some GNU some BSD and some CDDL

NOTE: Not sure on the BSD cause theres like 2 of them and they may or may not be included depending on what software packages are installed.

Ohh and not to mention whatever QT uses too :P
 
Old 11-22-2005, 03:05 AM   #4
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but what would be an example of technical reasons why someone would want to replace the linux kernel on a distro with the one from opensolaris??

i mean, i kinda get the impression this might be one of those "just because i can" projects - what do you think??

what kinda stuff might the opensolaris kernel be better at than the linux kernel?? memory management?? security maybe??

thanks for pointing-out the CDDL licensing... i'll definitely be looking into that license to see what it's main characteristics are...

all in all, i'm not considering using a GNU/OpenSolaris system or anything like that... i'm just quite curious and would like to learn a few reasons why someone would prefer GNU/OpenSolaris over GNU/Linux...
 
Old 11-22-2005, 04:39 AM   #5
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There already have been complaints from the Debian camp because they believe that ccdl and the gpl are not compatible.

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Ohh and not to mention whatever QT uses too :P
QT is now gpled (even on windows) for non commercial apps.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 10:10 AM   #6
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QT


LOL yea IF you can get it to compile :P



i keep getting line errors when i try.
 
  


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