Why do some people like Solaris2?



There are improvements in Solaris 2.x.


1) OpenWindows 3.3+ (in Solaris 2.3+). Includes X11R5 and
Display PostScript. X11R6 in Solaris 2.6, X11R6.4 from
Solaris 7 HW 11/99 onward.


2) Motif & CDE.


3) ANSI-C and POSIX development environment.


4) POSIX threads (2.5)


5) POSIX and X/OPEN command environment


6) UNIX 95 conformance.


7) UNIX 98 conformance (Solaris 7)


8) Posix shared memory and semaphores (2.6)


9) Multi-threaded kernel and real threads.


10) Real-time feature in the kernel


11) Faster clock ticks (optionally 1000Hz in 2.6)


12) Large files (2.6)


13) True multi-processing.


14) Easy patch installation/administration through installpatch/patchadd.


15) All software in easy to manage "packages".


16) Power management software & suspend/resume


17) Access control lists


18) NFS Version 3 and NFS over TCP (Solaris 2.5+).


19) A better automounter, autofs (no more /tmp_mnt and symlinks).


20) Jumpstart/autoinstall - hand off installation of clients.


21) Much better MP support.


22) Faster networking (ATM, fastethernet).


23) 64 bit OS (Solaris 7)


24) IPv6 (Solaris 8)


25) IPsec (Solaris 8)


26) Kerberos 5 client support (Solaris 8)


27) IKE (Solaris 9)


28) SSH (Solaris 9)


29) Solaris 10.


30) It's free!






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