Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Apr 2008 20:07 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun's Ian Murdock gave a presentation about OpenSolaris at LugRadio Live this past weekend. He hopes to expose open source enthusiasts to unique Sun technologies by creating a cohesive distribution that will provide a complete environment that is adequate for day-to-day use. This will involve bringing together the Solaris operating system and a diverse assortment of open source community projects and "adding a package management system to hold all these pieces together," Murdock stated. The final release will take place in May and the distribution will adhere to a six-month release cycle, just like Fedora and Ubuntu."
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RE: GNU Userland
by s_groening on Wed 16th Apr 2008 08:38 UTC in reply to "GNU Userland"
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It doesn't really mean that much, I think.
The Nexenta project seems to aim towards Nexenta Core becoming an official Debian/GNU port to the Open Solaris kernel.

http://www.nexenta.org/os/CollaborationWithDebian

This is by no means Sun's wishes for the future of its Open Solaris distribution, known as Project Indiana.
What Sun seems to wish for i more like a reshaping of certain parts of Solaris/Open Solaris to make it behave more as expected by users of 'modern Unix-like OSs'.

This involves better a userland, a modern package manager and an up to date installation of Gnome instead of the Sun branded 'Java Desktop System' or CDE.

Edited 2008-04-16 08:40 UTC

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