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    Help, I want to install solaris 10 onto my 80gig hard drive, i am just learning java and want to run it in solaris, (this is my first time posting, sorry) so i have windows xp am in the middle of downloading solaris 10 from sun and am unsure how to and if i should partition my hard drive and run solaris there or do i need to install linux first then solaris next, i have abouyt 53 gigs free, i have done a ton of research but i am a little confused to what actually solaris is i guess, i thout of it sort of like windows, just a different better o\s. I really want to write programs for cell phones like palm, and was told learning java weas the way to go, i have an emachines w3080, its kinda old so i dont mind taking some risks now as im about to buy a new computer and would rather learn on this one and install nicely on the new on. Any help would be great thank you.

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    Solaris uses Grub bootloader but I'm not sure how reliable their configuration scripts are for detecting other operating systems. To be honest I have found the Solaris 10 install to be very flakey and it has fairly poor hardware support. I would install Solaris first and then install Linux, as most distros are pretty good at detecting other OSes.

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    Would you suggest something other than solaris for learning java in? i want to get a real feel for working in it, thanks for you help

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannanoitall View Post
    Would you suggest something other than solaris for learning java in? i want to get a real feel for working in it, thanks for you help
    The great thing about Java is that you can really use it on pretty much any operating system out there. I write Java for a living and we use Microsoft Windows machines (XP), but I can also work on code at home on my laptop (in Mac OS X) or desktop (in Linux).

    I would suggest you learn Java in whatever operating system you're most comfortable. That way you're not having to concentrate on learning a new OS on top of a new programming language. There are Java virtual machines and development environments (like IBM's Eclipse) available for Windows, Linux, and OS X.
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    thanks techiemoe, that is what ill do.

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