Solaris 2.x on a Pentium?

Jennifer Steinbachs stein at karlin.eeb.uconn.edu
Wed Apr 23 14:04:39 EST 1997


Chang Zhou wrote:
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> >
> It virtually the same, I'm referring to Solaris-2.5-x86,
> except the different binaries, and very stable as well,
> never have once crushed unexpectedly.  Even though you have
> to pay $500 to $1000 for one license, but for those unix lovers
> it worths all the money.  With PP-200 plus enough cheap RAM
> and SCSI disk space, it seems to perform better than Ultra-1,
> and at a substantially lower price.

Solaris 2.5 x86 may be stable, but Linux (esp. RedHat) is much
more stable, has much more documentation, and is FREE :)

We had Solaris x86 on our machine at home, but recently ended up
wiping it off and replacing it with Linux.  Until Sol. x86 is
more supported and more documented, we'll be using Linux on the
Intel machines, and keeping Solaris on the Sparc machine at work.

-jennifer




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