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Good post to read that goes into more of the options and wiggle room with comments by Steven Van Roekel
How is it that I can take one copy of Solaris and run it on a uniprocessor desktop as well as a 106 processor F15K server? OS X comes in two versions: A home version “OS X” and a server version “OS X Server”. This is getting ridiculous Microsoft!
In the follow up comments, from the “get a clue, this isn’t a religion” department, this comment by Ye caught my eye…
While there at times too many SKUs (Vista versions anyone?), one shouldn’t miss the point that the two servers, SBS and EBS are not “just” operating systems. Am I to assume from his posting that Solaris is not only an operating system but an email server, a shared file portal, a remote access tool right? That all of those functions are available from both Solaris and OSX Server?
Folks, if you want to do any sort of “feature” comparison, look at IBM’s newly purchased Nitix, otherwise, don’t rant when you don’t know what you are talking about.
Windows is just an operating system. Solaris is just an operating system, OSX Server is that too. This is equivalent of loading up Ubuntu and having OpenOffice installed and then comparing it to just Windows with notepad. One has applications pre-loaded on it. The other is just the building block, that’s all.
When the beta goes public later, I’d recommend Ye to sign up for it so he can rant authoritatively.
(edit) – http://www.stepwise.com/Articles/Workbench/eart.index.html … show me an alternative platform where I’m not “building” the solution through command line or other means. That’s the difference (that I failed to point out originally). When the install is finished, you end up with a solution, you aren’t at the very first step of the blueprints.