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Operating Systems Solaris Is Unix/Solaris 10 ready for professional Desktop need?
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Old 10-11-2007
Is Unix/Solaris 10 ready for professional Desktop need?

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Not sure about:
- Gaming (not able to run those game in XP version)
- Programs that only available on XP, like CBT training video, Stock charting program.
- Proprietary program that run in XP like Cisco ASDM Launcher etc..
- Stability of XEN in Solaris OS that emulate XP environment
- Devices like Digital camera, All-in-one Printer that only come alone with XP driver
- Any other issue.

What is your opinion.
There is little or no gaming available without the use of emulation or virtualization.
There is no support for Xen in Solaris 10, you will have to Nevada to get that which also means no XP apps unless you can get them to run in Wine.
It is unlikely that windows only hardware will be supported.
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Old 10-11-2007
You could say Solaris has been around the block a while.

Not sure where "gaming" fits into "professional desktop".

If you want wide ranging device support, eg USB cameras etc, then I would say go for some Linux distribution.

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