I like to play with operating systems and see what I canget them to do with the hardware I have. I've used Linux variousversions of: Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, RedHat, GIS-Knoppix, PC-Linux OS,and more.
Didn't know much about Solaris, so I ordered a disk forSolaris 10 from Sun a while back. Installed it on my Dell 1501 AMD 64.Installation worked fine, no real problems other than tri-booting withWindows XP Pro and Linux Mint. Only real issue I had was no Wi-Fisupport, but as noted in a prior post Solaris isn't designed as adesktop operating environment. I found only a couple of posts on-linerelating to this issue, but no resolutions as of yet.
So unless I'm mistaken that's a difference between Linux andSolaris; Wi-Fi, but in fairness to Solaris Wi-Fi is not a priority forsuch an operating system.
Just think of the strange out of the norm actions you couldaccomplish with Solaris running on a laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities.Well, even if there isn't anything useful to be accomplished I'm stillgoing to attempt it.