On Nov 26, 2007 11:40 PM, Michael Paoli <<a href="mailto:Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu">Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu</a>> wrote:<br><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Quoting from a small time-warp "Peters, Ola (MSCIBARRA)" wrote:<br><br>> I have a potential opportunity...but I need a quick refresher on Sun<br>> Solaris 9. And what are the differences between 8, 9 and 10??
<br>> Anyone out there that could help me??<br><br>A) The Sun Marketing materials probably give the "glossy" (rough) idea<br> of what's new/"better"/shiny<br>B) Check the release notes for each version - they generally have pretty
<br> good coverage of what's new and different<br>C) Check the upgrade instructions - they also often cover key differences<br>D) Check other more Solaris-specific resources (e.g. lists, groups, Usenet,<br> materials on Sun's sites, etc.)
<br></blockquote></div><br clear="all">Good tips. From my own personal usage of Solaris, I can tell you that unless you need some of the features, you won't see a large difference between 8 and 9. 10 is "free", and the previous releases weren't. Solaris 9/10 both have a gaping telnet vulnerability if you don't patch your default installations. Solaris 10 has containers, which are a form of virtualization -- not sure if they existed in Solaris 9. Don't forget dtrace. Doesn't 10 also add ZFS support? I think Solaris 10 is what you are going to want to run. The new desktop is something more friendly than the old CDE interface, and is Gnome-like...
<br>-- <br>Kristian Erik Hermansen