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Re: [SLUG] Solaris vs Linux .. Nexenta??
- To: "Jeff Waugh" <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Solaris vs Linux .. Nexenta??
- From: "Peter Howard" <pjh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 13:16:06 +1100 (EST)
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>> Is it possible to run Linux applications through Solaris?
> Sun's Project Janus provides (or will provide) a RHEL ABI on Solaris. Or
> can just build FOSS apps on Solaris - it's just another *nix after all.
You can also look at http://www.sunfreeware.com - it has a large chung of
FOSS stuff pre-packaged for various Solaris versions.
>> I was reading in distrowatch.com that a new distro, Nexenta, is seeking
>> marry GNU and Solaris, which literally thinking this seems like a good
> It's Ubuntu (which in turn is Debian) built on the Solaris kernel.
>> Being new to Linux I am amazed at the number of distros available in the
>> If Linux is ever going to compete with MAC/Windows on a commercial level
>> why not have a hybrid GNOME/KDE/SOLARIS (UNIX) distro, and essentially
>> take the best qualities of each?
> Because sometimes the whole is less than the sum of the parts. :-) Many
> would argue (with and without bigotry) that Linux has substantially more
> life to it than Solaris, despite both (now) being FOSS. Though I totally
> love the new stuff Sun are doing with Solaris, I tend to agree. Projects
> that do not have a single commercial interest behind them tend to succeed
> slowly but surely, because there are more stakeholders betting on it, and
> greater sense of shared responsibility and freedom. Lots of examples out
> there. :-)
> - Jeff
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