Solaris patches and Solaris Express

J.D. Bronson jbronson at
Thu Nov 17 11:58:59 GMT 2005

At 03:52 AM 11/17/2005, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>    We run a lot of Solaris 8 and FreeBSD.  I find Solaris 8 pretty
>much the same speed as FreeBSD for what we do.  However, one thing
>is that we do not run X-windows on either our Solaris 8 or FreeBSD
>systems, because they are servers and there is no need for it.
>   I've generally not found trouble obtaining the patches for Solaris
>I've needed, most of them are in the cluster patch, and the ones that
>aren't yet are critical (such as the repaired ncsd program) are
>available on the Internet on non-Sun-approved websites.
>   The performance of Xorg/XFree86 vs Openwindows is greatly different
>as you point out.  It is possible to compile Xorg on Solaris 8, at
>least Solaris x86 - I've heard of people doing it but I've never
>done it myself.

Indeed. But this is not Solaris 10 - thats when all of this changed.

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