Re: PDF viewer
- From: Frank Winkler <frank-usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 12:45:08 +0100
Casper H.S. Dik wrote:
>Yes, that is still a large issue for Solaris/x86 customers.
That's the software issue. And from a hardware point of view, I don't like the "PC architecture". No real serial console (just funny toys like Web based GUIs etc.), no OBP (just a BIOS which insist on reading the MBR from one special disk).
The x64 CPUs are ok as an alternative (even if I like the SPARC machines better) but why are they only delivered with the legacy PC stuff around them? I'm not a hardware expert but wouldn't it be possible to just replace the CPU and leave the surroundings alone? Is there any dependency between intel/AMD processors and all the BIOS stuff around it?
Sorry, we've become a bit OT ;) ...
>Acroread 8.1.1 is also only available on SPARC (and is quite a pita to
>install because it requires you to find all kinds of libraries it needs;
>some of which are indeed not part of S10 but on Solaris Nevada it should
>just run out of the box)
I know - I once tried to upgrade v7 to v8 and found exactly that.
>The Linux branded zone can run one form of acroread but it will need some
I don't have any deeper knowledge about how this Linux thing should/will work. So it's a separate zone running a Linux instance? I thought it's a run-time "wrapper" inside Solaris which is capable of executing the Linux binary.
>setting up before you can have an automatically started acroread in the
>zone and give it access to a system which looks locally.
So in fact, it's more or less the same as the ssh tunnel to another box.
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