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 OpenSolaris.org 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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OStourist
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2007-06-19

It seems that this program has momentum
but so did Belenix and Nexenta....and they seem
to be in a perpetual alpha state

I really hope Opensolaris in some form starts
to compete on the desktop and this is why:
1) They have Flash-9 support
FreeBSD(any BSD) is struggling with Gnash
which may or may not get flash-9 working soon.
If you cannot see those cnn or youtube videos
easily(yes i know you can download them) then
that is a showstopper for most desktop users.
2) Java is stable ..on FreeBSD I am convinced
it is not so stable.
3) I'm not a big fan of linux ALSA and some bugs,
such as SDL sounding fuzzy with common
on-board sound(ac'97) have never been fixed.
Sun sound works fine(as does BSD)

Keep up the good work

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