Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Jun 2006 16:46 UTC, submitted by erast
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Nexenta project, which builds a distribution combining the OpenSolaris kernel with applications from Ubuntu, has announced a new alpha release of NexentaOS: "This release provides a fully integrated Ubuntu Dapper Drake userland, OpenSolaris core (build #40), and contains overall 11800 packages. In addition, Alpha 5 contains: Sun's Java SE 5.0 Java Development Kit (via NexentaOS APT); live upgrade; and 2.0, natively compiled on Nexenta OS."
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RE[3]: seems cool, but why?
by erast on Thu 15th Jun 2006 18:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: seems cool, but why?"
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Right; Memory requirements a bit hiher than GNU/Linux.

btw, 3com drivers available on internet. They are closed binaries and can be re-distributed with hardware manufactures only. This is a basic way for HW companies to supply their drivers. Unfortunetly, Linux kernel does not support it. Linux kernel interface s are *unstable*.

And this is another reason why NexentaOS might succeed on a Desktop - it supports binary-only drivers the way Windows XP does via utilizing Kernel Device Driver API interfaces, which are stable.

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