> Hi everyone,
> Just wondered if anyone could tell me the major differences between Sys5 and
The most significant difference is Solaris has a fully preemptive
multi-threaded kernel, and System 5 doesn't. Amongst other things,
this enables Solaris to support a mixture of realtime scheduled
threads/processes together with a number of more conventional unix
scheduling schemes. This is also very important for scaling to
many tens of CPUs, which Solaris is well known for - unixs with
more conventional kernels don't tend to scale well past a handful
Quote:> I only ask because Sys5 is the only form of Unix that I have been
> exposed to and seeing as how Solaris appears to be the most popular Unix
> flavour at the moment I would like to learn try my hand at it!
Solaris includes all System 5 Release 4 interfaces and commands.