Hot on the heels of acquiring Sun, Oracle has changed the license for Solaris making it non-free once again. In a time like this, such a move can only be fatal and of course ultimately beneficial to Linux.
on 04/01/2010 – Made popular on 04/01/2010
Linux Magazine: "Hot on the heels of acquiring Sun, Oracle has changed the license for Solaris making it non-free once again. In a time like this, such a move can only be fatal and of course ultimately beneficial to Linux."
I have Solaris 10 and 11 running on my system. I want to update all of them to newest patch.
I don't have license or support plan for Solaris yet (the OS is pre-installed on my server).
On Solaris 11 I heard I need a support license and a cert to connect to Oracle software repository. What about Solaris 10?
As a dev shop we have a number of ancient ultrasparc systems running Solaris 8 and 9 which we use as build hosts. I'm wondering what it takes to consolidate these machines as legacy containers onto say a used T5140 running Solaris 11. As long as I already have the Solaris 8 and 9 systems, are there any additional license cost for the legacy container functionality?
I am benchmarking local socket performance on Linux and Solaris for a project. For some reason I cannot find out, performance on Solaris is roughly 100x worse than on Linux. In Linux, opening a socket, exchanging one very short (2 char) message each way and closing it takes about 10us elapsed time. On Solaris, the same thing takes about 1000us.
I have been working on Linux for last two years and I learned alot of things about Linux. And now I'm thinking that I should start learning Solaris also knowing that I have a knowledge to jump for Solaris.
Can someone please recommend good Book for Solaris.