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    dijichi2 is offline OpenSource Builder & Moderator
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    one of the many advantages - stability for large deployments (solaris still kicks linux a$$ under very large load/cpus/memory), zfs (still light years ahead of anything from linux/veritas), zones (possibilities of this with zimbra are very exciting - they are so lightweight compared to normal VMs), dtrace, etc etc etc. solaris is still years ahead of linux as an enterprise OS.

    i spent many many hours in conjunction with sun microsystems creating a pretty stable, bugfree, cleanly implemented patch to the 5.x tree, and we also provided binaries for both server and desktop. it was quite well tested and run by several community members here. the patches were submitted to zimbra but they showed zero interest in taking them - not even a 'your patch sucks clean it up and we'll think about it'. for that and other reasons we gave up. shame as the patch abstracted a lot of the linux specifics to the source environment - i also hacked together a 99% working FreeBSD patch in an evening from the solaris patch.

    don't bother dreaming about zimbra under solaris or any other OS other than the supported OSs. strongly recommend you just suck it up and install on a RHEL box somewhere. sorry to tell you that.

    if solaris rises like the phoenix from the ashes of the oracle buyout (don't hold your breath) and becomes a force once more, maybe then it's worth looking at again.

    rip solaris, you rocked the joint one upon a time...

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    dijichi2 is offline OpenSource Builder & Moderator
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    ps - you can still download the old binaries and source patches from here if you want to play - i pulled the varlogmessages site a while ago:

    Browse Zimbra Community Builds & Projects Files on SourceForge.net

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    I don't think Oracle will kill Solaris, at least not for commercial version:

    Oracle Unveils SPARC T3 Processor and SPARC T3 Systems
    Industry’s First Servers Based on 16-Core Processor Deliver 2x Performance Increase Over Previous Generation SPARC T-Series Systems

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