Saturday, 10 August 2013

Should I install Solaris on my desktop?

I can't advise you strongly enough not to do this. Even if you manage to get the OS installed, Solaris is not usable for anything vaguely desktop-related. It's a waste of good hardware. Besides you can't even patch it unless you pay Larry Ellison for a support contract.

Instead, I suggest installing Solaris as a guest OS using VMware player (it's free) and only booting it when the mood to do some serious command-line work takes you.

You can download the latest Solaris 11 x64 binaries from here.

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