[CentOS] Slightly OT: How to learn UNIX

Fri Mar 7 13:44:42 UTC 2008
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Andreas Pedersen wrote:
> I'm also interested into learning more about other system as well, my
> question is what should I take a closer look in Solaris?
> Things like why people choose Solaris over Linux.

Solaris puts a lot of effort into maintaining backwards compatibility. 
With Linux, things as fundamental as device names change routinely and 
you often have to have to recompile things between versions.  Centos is 
pretty good about this within a major release, but the long support life 
of those releases is an exception in the Linux world and you still find 
big differences between the major release versions that don't always 
maintain compatibility.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com