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: re: for the hobbyist
by AndrewZ on Thu 1st Nov 2007 20:06 UTC
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Yes the install is getting less worse :-), yes you now have your choice of GUI, but after the install completes what then does the hobbyist do on Solaris? What games are there? How rich is the multimedia experience? What desktop apps are there to run? How much admin is accessible completely from GUI a la Redhat?

I'm not saying Solaris is bad, it's not, I'm just saying that Solaris is not currently geared for the hobbyist.

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