Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:August:10 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1998/8/10-13 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris] UID:14439 Activity:kinda low
8/10    Free Solaris...
                \_ with how many proofs of purchase from Microsoft Corn Flakes?
        Non-commercial developers can order their copy of the Solaris
        operating environment at while
        students, educators and researchers should access to place an order.
        \_ there's so many flavors of unix that, aside from the linux vs.
           bsd discussion below, no one has really said what the
           advantages of using one flavor over another.  So what's the
           argument for Solaris?
           \_ A Microsoft-like popularity in the unix world.  Most everything
              compiles under Solaris.  Solaris is a pseudo unix standard.
              Note: I'm not a Solaris bigot.  This is just MHO.
           \_ MP support is much older/more advanced/more stable under Solaris.
              Linux & *BSD multi-processing/threading is not mature (yet).
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:August:10 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>