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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Honk! Honk!
by Weeman on Thu 17th Apr 2008 22:34 UTC
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The biggest stumbling block in my opinion is the inability to control a IDE/SATA drive's power management. Recent laptop drives have idiotic power management features with aggressive default settings. Running OpenSolaris on a laptop gets you the same fun as they had with Linux, when drives suddenly started to park heads multiple times per minute. Except in Linux you have hdparm, but in Solaris not. I've filed a bug about this, but who knows when this will be implemented.

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