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The Solaris-tans by BellaCielo The Solaris-tans by BellaCielo
OSes represented: Solaris and Damn Small Solaris

OS info: Solaris a Unix sever OS which incorporates System V and BSD features. Created in 1992, it was based on SunOS. Damn Small Solaris is a 60 mb Live CD Solaris distro, hailing from Russia.

Character info: Solaris-tan is physically depicted as having choppy orange hair and purple eyes. She is powerful, yet often under-respected; while somewhat conservative minded, she has recently begun to embrace "Open Sourcery". Solaris-tan tends to be very competitive with Linux-tan, and love to drink Java. She is sometimes depicted as being a waitress at a coffee house, an reference to Solaris being used as a "server".

Damn Small Solaris-tan is Solaris-tan's pint-sized pixie of a cousin, who is apparently enjoying a dip in a cup of Java.

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DaveLuck Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Solaris is one of my personal favourite systems!

I like your artwork, but the humour behind them is what really makes them stand out; I laughed out loud at the waitress and Java parts! Very fitting indeed.

Does Solaris-tan like keeping things in containers, too?
BellaCielo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Without these sort of injokes, OS-tans can become nothing more than pretty-faced anime girls. Though credit goes to *Kattlanna for the sever/waitress idea-- she did a really cute Solaris-tan chibi here [link]

I'm afraid that I'm not quite familiar enough with Solaris to know what the container reference is. ^^'

And I've never met a Solaris user before. Do you use it mostly as a desktop, server, or as a hobby/experimental system? :)
DaveLuck Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009

Solaris Containers and Zones are process-level virtualization, sort of like a FreeBSD jail.

I use the Solaris Containers (and FreeBSD Jails) to run insecure freeware, like DC++. The Containers allow me to run the program in its own secure environment, without needing to drag along the overhead of VMware and a whole other OS. Containers can be used to do way more, but I haven't gotten to the point where I've needed to do that - yet.

As for what I use Solaris for, I'd say all three. Runs fine on older hardware, runs fine on new stuff. In my experience it's quite fast and stable and it's got a killer file system, although from what I hear, the x86-64 port is only a shadow of the native SPARC Solaris.
BellaCielo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I didn't know that-- that's the best thing about talking to users of different OSes, you learn things you probably wouldn't have otherwise.

Didn't know that it worked well with older hardware either; I'd always been under the impression that Solaris was almost exclusively geared toward high-end hardware.
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