It is said that first impressions lasts forever. Well, I sure hope these first impressions won’t keep me from using Solaris in the future. So, yes, I decided to try out Solaris, and I downloaded the VMWare virtual machine images from Sun. First there’s the usual annoying questionnaire about who you are, what you do, why you want I to try Solaris. Everything short of my income and investment strategy.
So I download the file with what seems to have the biggest version number, but it turns out that’s only the second half of the virtual machine. And it’s a stupid tar bomb. OK, I reread the thing, and there’s no clear, visible indications that there are two parts to the tar ball and that I should download the two. Never mind that, bandwidth’s is cheap.