Linked by JRepin on Wed 26th May 2010 18:07 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Pavel Heimlich has announced the release of an updated version of Korona 4.4.3: "Korona is the live DVD adding KDE4 packages on top of OpenSolaris. It is intended to be the showcase of the current state of the kde-solaris project, definitely not a distribution for any serious use."
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kororaa
by FunkyELF on Wed 26th May 2010 20:35 UTC
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2006-07-26

At first I read the headline and thought it said "kororaa" and thought "wow, kororra is still around?"

Upon further reading I saw it was an OpenSolaris live DVD and thought "wow, Solaris is still around?"

:: ducks ::

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RE: kororaa
by Windows Sucks on Wed 26th May 2010 20:52 UTC in reply to "kororaa"
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2005-11-10

Thought I was the only one thinking the same thing!

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RE: kororaa
by de_wizze on Wed 26th May 2010 23:24 UTC in reply to "kororaa"
de_wizze Member since:
2005-10-31

Just what I was thinking as well.

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Comment by gnufreex
by gnufreex on Thu 27th May 2010 02:03 UTC
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2010-05-06

OpenSoLarry's with KDE... I think Belenix already had that.

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WARNING: Personal opinion contained within
by Laurence on Thu 27th May 2010 09:42 UTC
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2007-03-26

I pretty much hated OpenSolaris from the start.
It felt slow, buggy, bloated and the package manager just felt a step backwards from what I was used to (I even preferred FreeBSD ports).


However, I ended up being lumped with OpenSolaris as I wanted a ZFS NAS which could also run virtual servers on top.
* NexentaCP 1 was buggy and VBox was so unstable it became unusable for more than 1 VM. (later versions might be OK, but I lost faith with them after it became clear that the Core range was just lip service to the open source community)
* FreeBSD's ZFS support was still only classed as "experimental" plus there seemed to be little in the way of virtulisation solutions for AMD64 (if I'm wrong about these points, please correct me)
* and Linux (ZFS-FUSE) did little to reassure me either.

So I've been running OpenSolaris for about 3 months now and it's starting to win me over. There's still a few niggles (mostly around SMB/CIFS hosting) but on the whole it seems pretty stable - if a little bloated for a NAS.

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vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

* FreeBSD's ZFS support was still only classed as "experimental" plus there seemed to be little in the way of virtulisation solutions for AMD64 (if I'm wrong about these points, please correct me)
* and Linux (ZFS-FUSE) did little to reassure me either.


ZFS in FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE (v13) is marked as production ready, and on amd64 does not require any additional tuning with 2GB or more RAM. You may of course use i386, but kernel recompile can be required to increase some kernel memory limits, besides that a lot of people reported that it works flawlessly now.

Even more ZFS 'upgrades/updates' has been added to, what it will be 8.1-RELEASE (will be released somewhere in July).

I use ZFS on my FreeBSD box without any issues or panics, uptime very healthy, system reboots only when I tell him to do so.

Current version in 8-STABLE/9-CURRENT tree is ZFS v14, but there were already some works on side source tree to have deduplication working with ZFS v24 on FreeBSD 9-CURRENT, here:
http://freebsd.org/news/status/report-2010-01-2010-03.html#ZFS

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Sounds good.

Any ideas on FreeBSD as a VirtualBox or VMWare host?
I can't seem to find any recent news and FreeBSD isn't listed in their respective download pages. (unless I've missed the obvious?)

I know there's always Xen, but I never got along with it ;)

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vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

Any ideas on FreeBSD as a VirtualBox or VMWare host?
I can't seem to find any recent news and FreeBSD isn't listed in their respective download pages. (unless I've missed the obvious?)

I know there's always Xen, but I never got along with it ;)


I personally also run VirtualBox on the same FreeBSD, currently, as I keep to RELEASE, I use older 3.0.5x one, its very stable and fast at the same time, but current port for VirtualBox on FreeBSD is 3.1.8 while it will be updated to 3.2.0 some short time after it will be released: http://freshports.org/emulators/virtualbox-ose/

I run about several VMs, Linux and WindowsXP mostly on that FreeBSD, well, everything wirks as desired, including easy 'no-brain' usage of network bridging andof course Guest Additions, but dunno if that is the answer You expected, if You have some more technical questions, then fell free to ask more.

As for VMware on FreeBSD, it actually does not exist any more, VMware 3.0 in ports is so outdated and abandonned that it propably do not even work and it was not working with SMP systems anyway, so VirtualBox is definitely the way to go on FreeBSD for virtualization.

As for Xen, dom0 will propably be ready for 9.0-RELEASE (beginnig of 2012), but domU is available now to use, check this for more info on FreeBSD as domU: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=10268

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Very interesting
by reez on Thu 27th May 2010 11:50 UTC
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2006-06-28

I am still not sure what Oracles influence to OpenSolaris is. If they don't care about the project maybe the community takes the control. Even though there seem to be only few user it looks to me like there are a lot of experienced people still interested in OpenSolaris. If they show endurance I think OpenSolaris will not die to fast. I am not a big fan of (Open)Solaris, but I think it's a good thing to have open System, which are mature enough to actually use them. Be it as a server or desktop. Good developments also have a positive influence on other systems as projects, like ZFS and dtrace have shown.

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Solaris has brightest future of Unix:
by Kebabbert on Fri 28th May 2010 22:38 UTC
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2007-07-27

According to a survey on behalf of HP, Solaris has the brightest future:
http://www.itpro.co.uk/623683/unix-still-a-hit-for-mission-critical...

"According to the Coleman Parkes findings, the current operating system of choice for mission-critical systems is Solaris... HP-UX was in second place, followed by Windows."

It means that Solaris still has lots of customers and it is most used by all Unixes. Solaris has been shipped 13 million times, and OpenSolaris also several million times. All in all, Solaris has been shipped in almost 20 million licenses. And because OpenSolaris is open and free, the adoptation rate is better for Solaris than for any other closed Unix.

The next OpenSolaris 2010.06 version will be released soon.

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