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Solaris is great on Sun hardware (SPARC) as it was designed from the ground up for their hardware, but it doesn’t feel the same on non Sun hardware. Hopefully, with it truly open to developers they can fix the speed issues you tend to get with non SPARC boxes.

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If Solaris performs as poorly as it dose on all the Sun computers at my University, I really don't want it. Admittedly it's probably just configured wrong at Uni, after all, half the computers had x (Xorg?) running in 16bit mode for the first 6 weeks there. They seem to have fixed this now.

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If Solaris performs as poorly as it dose on all the Sun computers at my University, I really don't want it. Admittedly it's probably just configured wrong at Uni, after all, half the computers had x (Xorg?) running in 16bit mode for the first 6 weeks there. They seem to have fixed this now.

Those SPARC boxes are the shit for pumping data around. When you want to compute stuff they get handily beaten by most hardware out there.

We had a few of those AMD-based Sun machines at work a while back (I'm but a lowly dev. No idea if we still have them) that were running Solaris, and did so quite well.

Running X in 16-bit is a pretty common and well-known way to speed things up, particularly when you have a large screen. It might just have been intentional.

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