Check out Alvaro Lopez’s
I do think OpenSolaris ought to work with Debian.
Call me a radical, but I think that easy installation and upgrading are
important. I think Linux got where it is because it was basically easy enough
to install and basically good enough to get a lot of jobs done. I think that
apt-get or equivalent Just Work is the single most
important value-add Solaris could get.
Turn it around: I think a lot of people who need what Solaris has to offer are
never going to find out until
apt-get or equivalent Just
Works. Out of the box.
So, thank heavens for
over Alo’s rant.
Smart things are being said, and Eric Boutilier
out there that Gentoo, OpenPKG, and others are looking
But then there are
people who claim to be Solaris fans saying ignorant, idiotic
things like “Linux as a whole does not have anything good to offer, except
that ‘it’s free’”.
Earth to OpenSolaris: Every community has a few morons; please learn to ignore
All this is pretty well a sideshow for the existing Solaris customers, but if
we want Solaris to, you know, grow, this is how to do it.
Good on ya, Alo, and hang in there, you’re 100% right.