Dr. Nikolai Bezroukov has published a paper. According to author, "Due to the architecture of Solaris kernel and I/O subsystem there are several open source applications that can run on Solaris better then on Linux. Among them are all multithreading applications and most open source databases. Solaris also significantly improves the security of open source applicators due to built-in protection from stack overflows.
All-in-all Solaris is powerful, stable, conformant to standards OS that can run many open source applications as well as Linux and some (mainly multithreaded applications) better then Linux. Like in cases of Red Hat and Suse the cost of support is extra, but it is more reasonably priced. Security patches are free which makes Solaris similar to Windows...
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