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Moving From Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux: A Quick Start Guide for Application Developers

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Executive Summary

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a standards-based UNIX-like operating system that provides a development environment similar to Sun Solaris. The shell and development tools are very familiar to anyone with experience working in UNIX environments. This paper looks to highlight some of the major differences between Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to help application developers port their code. It will cover differences in the shell environment, using the RPM package manager, and using the GNU development tools. This is not an exhaustive paper; it's meant to get Solaris developers working on Red Hat Enterprise Linux quickly.

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