[csw-users] Why support Solaris 8 onwards?
pgress at optonline.net
Sun Sep 16 16:53:19 CEST 2007
James Lee wrote:
> No I don't. I don't like working on fast systems either (is vi
> at 3GHz with 4 cores any more fun?). More importantly I don't like
> working on systems that don't need fixing. In fact I don't really
> like working but you didn't write to talk about work ethics.
> Are you suggesting that Solaris 8 is somehow "really slow" whereas
> Solaris 10 isn't? Or a "really slow" system with Solaris 8 updated
> to Solaris 10 will no longer be "really slow"? I think not.
> I'm not against S10 and my new installs have been S10 but for
> existing systems the logic is:
> Does S8 support all my services? Yes.
> Will it cost me money to update existing systems to S10? Yes.
> Will I make more money with S10 installed? No.
> Debate over.
So the way I understand this from viewing all the responses back so far,
people who use Solaris 8 are only using it with servers, and people
requesting Solaris 10 compiles use Solaris as a Workstation and desktop
productivity. So maybe, Blastwave for Solaris 8 can be reduced to only
server related tools (CUI) and then we can move forward to start
utilizing the library base included in Solaris 10.
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