Solaris: The Most Advanced OS?

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Nov 4 14:41:30 UTC 2005

David Strauss wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-11-04 at 11:19 +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Did you check the website which claims that Solaris 10 is the
>> most advanced OS on the planet? Could anyone tell me what grounds is
>> the claim based upon. I was surprised to see that claim and has anyone
>> out there used it to testify on its truthfullness? Are there many such
>> claims? Thanks...
> Solaris has many enterprise-grade features that Linux and other UNIX or
> UNIX-like OSes still lack. One that immediately comes to mind is the
> ability to pause and encapsulate a process, move it to a different
> computer, then continue running it. That's useful for load-balancing and
> managing server cluster hardware and software.

That's hardly unique.  Not enough, in itself, to make it the "Most Advanced

> There are plenty of documents online that document other unique features
> of Solaris. You'll find that Sun's claim isn't completely unfounded.

I'm not convinced - but "one of the Most Advanced..."?  I could live with
that :-)

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