Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jun 2009 18:51 UTC, submitted by merkoth
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The StormOS developers have announced the first beta, codenamed "Hail", of their desktop-oriented Nexenta-based distribution. Building upon the Nexenta Core Platform, StormOS offers a polished XFCE desktop and a handful of lightweight desktop applications out of the box. This beta is available in both direct download and torrent links, you can find them here.
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Nice!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 11th Jun 2009 05:31 UTC
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This is what I've been waiting for. I actually had made some fairly minor progress doing something similar myself. Open Solaris core + Gui + Gnu tools = my next Desktop os.

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RE: Nice!
by pepa on Fri 12th Jun 2009 01:09 UTC in reply to "Nice!"
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2005-07-08

Just tried MilaX 0.4 in VirtualBox, and was impressed how well it worked. Haven't tried installing it for real though.

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Storm-LINUX - Hail! ??
by lasg.dk on Thu 11th Jun 2009 09:39 UTC
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2009-06-11

Some years ago, around 2001, I got into the Linux/Unix world. My first Linux server ran Storm-Linux version "Hail!". It was some Debian derivative.
The funny thing is the name, which is very identical to this new Solaris-Ubuntu-merge.

Why is it called StormOS, and why particular "Hail" as the version? ;)
Are there any kind of relations to this old (surely dead by now) Storm-Linux?

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RE: Storm-LINUX - Hail! ??
by chrispy on Thu 11th Jun 2009 15:53 UTC in reply to "Storm-LINUX - Hail! ??"
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2009-06-11

Hi everyone (I'm new here),
I just found that: http://www.stormos.org/node/14
I must admit I had similar associations as orfanum.

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Ask yourself the question
by orfanum on Thu 11th Jun 2009 10:05 UTC
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2006-06-02

What associations would exist in your mind if it were called "InternationaleOS" and the first expression of it were named "Comrade"? Just work out the opposite and you might want to reconsider

Edited - sorry, should have been a reply to the previous poster.

Edited 2009-06-11 10:05 UTC

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RE: Ask yourself the question
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 11th Jun 2009 15:16 UTC in reply to "Ask yourself the question"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

That would only work in English as a pun. The Nazi greeting was 'heil' not hail. Even as a joke, that's sort of in bad taste.

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RE[2]: Ask yourself the question
by orfanum on Thu 11th Jun 2009 15:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Ask yourself the question"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Well, it was not meant as a joke in bad taste - if I can make this connection, so can others, and it might be advisable therefore to call it something else. We've just had the BNP voted in here - call me oversensitive if you wish but rebranding might be in order.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, I'd call the critique over sensitive. I wouldn't change it. I don't even know if I fully understand it. What does storm have to do with the nazis? Would obeying the general rule just ban the word "hail" from any product/service?

Microsoft had a similar code name for the .net web services "hailstorm". Did that lead anyone to label Microsoft anti-semetic? No. No one even thought of it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hailstorm

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