Re: [Nolug] Time to add some diversity to this list. Dadgummit!

From: -ray <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:29:39 -0500 (CDT)
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Solaris is where we separate the men from the boys. You get a sh shell
and like it. No job history, no filename completion. Colors with ls?
Haha!! You learn to use vi... in line editing mode. No arrow keys in vi.
You can't delete when in insert mode. You'll learn what ^B^C^D^H^H^H is.
Learn what a disk slice is. There's no less command. There's no z option
on the tar command. Use gzip -dc | tar. Wait, there's no gzip. Use
compress. There's no locate command. Use find. You'll need it to find
commands in /bin, /usr/bin, but also in /usr/ucb, /lib, /etc, /usr/ccs,
and pretty much everywhere. is now your favorite site.
Everything that GNU ever did to make your life easy is undone. The sky
just fell. Well to Unix hell.

AIX is not as rough, but I am biased. Using Solaris/AIX/HPUX makes you
really appreciate the small things that GNU/Linux and *BSD do to make
things a little more convenient. If you have the opportunity, I highly
suggest you give it a whirl. :)


Ray DeJean  			
Systems Engineer                    Southeastern Louisiana University
IBM Certified Specialist  	      AIX Administration, AIX Support
On Tue, 13 Jul 2010, B. Estrade wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 07:44:57AM -0700, Gene Brandt wrote:
>> In the past few years I've deployed Linux work stations in place of Sun blades it was a learning experience. Vendors lie.
> Everyone lies. But often times when people criticize Solaris or AIX,
> for example, it's because they're generally tied to a hardware
> architecture that is not necessary "cheap" and it is not a simple
> exercise to take advantage of the advanced features of the OS,
> especially over mulitple processors. And, of course, the application
> you're for which you're using the machine and hardware is an important
> thing to consider.
> Brett
>> Thanks!,
>> Gene Brandt SCSA
>> 504-452-3250
>> --- On Tue, 7/13/10, B. Estrade <> wrote:
>> From: B. Estrade <>
>> Subject: Re: [Nolug] Time to add some diversity to this list. Dadgummit!
>> To:
>> Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 9:24 AM
>> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 08:53:19AM -0500, Joey Kelly wrote:
>>> On Tue July 13 2010 8:45 am, Gene Brandt wrote:
>>>> Well I'm going to try to attend for my first time and add some more
>>>> diversity as a Solaris Administrator.
>>> We draw the line at slowlaris, sorry.
>> b000000000! Linux could learn a lot from it's real Unix cousins.
>> Brett
>>> Oh, and if you make it, I may have a password for you (something's busted on
>>> the server since it was upgraded).
>>> --
>>> Joey Kelly
>>> Minister of the Gospel and Linux Consultant
>>> 504-239-6550
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