Our company is considering purchasing Solaris x86 for heavy
use on some of our Intel workstations, and for some of
our server machines.
I have a couple of questions:
1. On, say, a 50Mhz 486DX, how does Solaris x86 perform?
Obviouisly, we aren't going to get the same performance
as we would from a Sun workstation, but how many concurrent
users could you theoretically support on a machine running
Solaris x86 on the above platform?
2. Stability. How does Solaris perform as far as reliability.
How long can we expect a Solaris workstation to go between
reboots. We have had Intel-based UNIX systems before, and
quite a few of those products would hang/crash/lock-up due
to problems with the OS. Has Solaris matured enough to
be somewhat reliable?
3. Are there any software-porting considerations? From what
I gather, Sun puts out a great OS, but I haven't read
much about Solaris x86 specifically.
Any comments would be welcome. I would really appreciate *any*
information you might have, no matter how trivial.
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