I’m now working at Sun for more than 8 years, and ALWAYS did use Solaris/x86 on my laptops. Starting with Solaris 2.5.1, quickly updated to Solaris 2.6 on a Toshiba 480 CDT (still running on it!), then Solaris 2.6, 7, 8 AND 10 on my Toshiba Libretto 110CT (yes, I have Solaris 10 03/05 up and running on that small box, with only 64 MB of RAM, and only 233 MHz! When I find more time, I will report here, how I did it (Thanks, Casper!)). Then Solaris 8, 9, and 10 on a Dell Inspiron 5000, and now Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris (dual boot) on my Toshiba Tecra M2.
Before I joined Sun, I also did use Solaris/x86 on a couple of servers at the company I have been working for, so, honestly, Solaris was one of the reasons I joined Sun.
During all these years I did buy some copies of SuSE Linux, but never really used them. I found Linux too much of a hassle in patching and keeping it up-to-date. So, SuSE got “money for nothing” from me… 😉
Although it sometimes was difficult to get all work done under Solaris, today, I don’t really have anything missing (OK, I have to admit, we all MISS Adobe’s Acrobat Reader for Solaris/x86! Johnny L., fix that!). That can easily be seen at the messages, I get, when I sometimes, just for fun, boot the laptop into Windows. I always do get the “your virus protection definition file is out of date for more than 2 weeks, please update”…
So, please all, let’s get up, and sing:
Happy Birthday to You, OpenSolaris!