RE: one projection about the open source market

From: Steve Dossick (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 10:08:21 PST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eugene Leitl []
> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 1:14 AM
> To: Robert Harley
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: one projection about the open source market
> I would like to voice similiar sentiments when it comes to SunOS 5.7
> (aka Solaris 2.7). It is simply very naked as it comes out of the box.
> I've been spending the better part of last week installing diverse GNU
> and OpenSource stuff on the company's Ultra-250, and I'm still not done.
> It would have taken half an hour with a Linux distro on a modern
> 2 k$ PC to generate a much faster machine with superior functionality.
> Sun, you've got a problem. A big one.

Now, while I really like things like apt-get and other cool tools from
LinuxLand for installing software, on the Solaris side you have which provides precompiled packages of many of the useful
utils I'm sure you're busy installing. All provided as Solaris .pkg files
so you can pkgadd them with a single command. Sun created and funds the site, so you might say they've acknowledged their problem :)


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