Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 1st Nov 2007 07:55 UTC, submitted by binarycrusader
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The first milestone of Project Indiana (part of the community) is now available - called "OpenSolaris Developer Preview." The OpenSolaris Developer Preview is the first milestone of Project Indiana. It is a single CD combined live/install image: a core operating system, kernel, system libraries, a desktop environment and a package management system. It is not a final release and is intended for developers to try, test, and provide feedback. Get your copy now.
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re: for the hobbyist
by AndrewZ on Thu 1st Nov 2007 18:56 UTC
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>Like Windows products are any less heavy (read bloated)?

heavy or bloated is not the issue here, hardware is cheap these days. The issue for hobbyists is out of the box usability. Most hobbyists value 1st hour look and feel experience. Solaris definitely does not win here when compared to other 'hobbyist friendly' OS's.

Solaris has a steep learning curve. Appropriate for server hosting, not so much for desktop playtime.

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