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Old 07-23-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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Post Difference between Linux and Solaris.

I am new in Linux platform.I want to study Linux and Solaris administration.How they are different in nature and working??
Old 07-23-2015, 02:17 PM   #2
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That's a question that's been asked many times:
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Your question really can't be answered.

Kind of like asking how MacOS is different from Windows in some ways. In a general way, everything is different yet the basic functions are all the same.

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Both are unix based and supports the POSIX API but the kernel implementation is completely different. The Solaris (and OpenSolaris) kernel supports some interesting features not supported by the Linux kernel.

If you have the time look up the comparison of Kernels of Solaris and Linux.

-::-System Administration Solaris-::-

Download it and try it in a Virtual Machine and see it for yourself.-

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Difference between Linux and Solaris

I can only speak for my personal experience in VoIP soft switches and voice mail servers installation: just a few commands were different but installing Solaris is not quite a piece of cake, unlike Linux. Also Solaris is a comercial product.
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Solaris 11.x is easier to install today, in fact, just as simple as Mint. The only thing that is difficult is configuring it, maybe not for the veteran solaris users. Another caveat is it doesn't support much hardware as linux. Lastly, solaris is a genuine unix operating system and linux is a unix-like operating system.

Solaris's strength is in the server enterprise market, as a desktop, I didn't do much. Perhaps the solaris purist know how to get the most from it as a desktop.

Linux does well in both the server space and desktop space. IMHO.

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