I used OpenSolaris since its first release, up to build 129. However when I went to build 130 I had problems and if you follow the OpenSolaris forums youll notice there are MANY problems, mostly from builds 128 and forward.
The next release 2010.03 which is to be based on build 134 is due at the end of the month, which is quite puzzling really. Sure, the release wont be b134 but will be maybe 134a or 134b, but with so many problems even in the current b133 I question how they possibly can think all of the problems will be resolved so quickly since theyve been around since b128?
I currenty am running VirtualBox OSE on FreeBSD 8.0p2 and the performance trumps running VirtualBox on OpenSolaris Currently I have 6 VMs OpenBSD and the load average hasnt been over .50, while on OpenSolaris 6 VMs would have been pushing the capabilities of the machine because of the high CPU and memory usage.
OpenSolaris also requires ok, you can now create your own local proxy repository a network connection to install zones and there have been occasions where they were having problems and no zones could be built. Once I had to wait 2 days before I was able to build any zones local repositories werent available at that time.
IPS uses a lot of memory from my experience.
Havent tried the text installer, but you have no choice with the live CD about what gets installed. Installation takes quite some time compared to FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
I like Crossbow and Zones/Containers but Zones/Containers are in Solaris 10; Crossbow isnt going to be backported to Solaris 10. Like the exclusive and shared-ip for zones. Havent tried lx branded zones. Like ZFS.
Solaris SMF has always reminded me of AIX srcmstr in a way.
Sun was moving away from Jumpstart not a bad thing, but I invested a lot of time getting it working right to Automated Installer which isnt fully functional, yet you need AI to install OpenSolaris on SPARC. Of course there is now a text installer for Sparc but havent tried it.
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