Solaris 2.x on a Pentium?

Francois JEANMOUGIN pingouin at crystal.u-strasbg.fr
Mon Apr 28 02:44:52 EST 1997

In article <Pine.GSO.3.95.970424224039.2869F-100000 at mercury.kosone.com>,
	Steve Cole <coles at kos.net> writes:
> On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Jennifer Steinbachs wrote:
>> Solaris 2.5 x86 may be stable, but Linux (esp. RedHat) is much
>> more stable, has much more documentation, and is FREE :)
> Horsepucks!

	Is it a good word not to begin a flamewar?

>  Show me the UNIX manuals for Linux, and I don't mean the
> online ones!

	Why? You don't have a printer? The problem is perhaps that the only
not-free doc on linux 2.x is in french... But the online helps and manuals
(like the HowTos) are included in most distributions of linux, and are
really usable. The worldwide organisation of the linux community make it
stay really uptodate.

>  Show me more than a half dozen 4+ processor Linux boxes that
> have been up more than 90 days under fairly extreme mission-critial use.
> There's thousands of Sun boxes with those stats - hell, the Pentium Pro
> has hardly been out long enough to try to prove your point, and neither
> has Linux 2.x.

	Well, both systems are stable, as far as I know. I see both systems
running on several machines and can't see so much differences. I _prefer_
(it is completely unjustificable) Linux as a workstation and solaris
for the big server (Sparc 1000), but both are quite good unix systems.
	I can show you lot of unix boxes that are on for more than 90 days
without problems, this is not related to the version you have...

	But for a personnal workstation, I prefer not paying (in money).

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