Linked by John Finigan on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC
Oracle and SUN When it comes to dealing with storage, Solaris 10 provides admins with more choices than any other operating system. Right out of the box, it offers two filesystems, two volume managers, an iscsi target and initiator, and, naturally, an NFS server. Add a couple of Sun packages and you have volume replication, a cluster filesystem, and a hierarchical storage manager. Trust your data to the still-in-development features found in OpenSolaris, and you can have a fibre channel target and an in-kernel CIFS server, among other things. True, some of these features can be found in any enterprise-ready UNIX OS. But Solaris 10 integrates all of them into one well-tested package. Editor's note: This is the first of our published submissions for the 2008 Article Contest.
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RE: Background articles
by sergiusens on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 14:32 UTC in reply to "Background articles"
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* Sun does support Solaris, but does not offer support for the OpenSolaris builds. My opinion is that with regard to the risk of hitting bugs that the OpenSolaris developer edition builds can be compared to Linux kernel release candidates.


What does this mean then? http://developers.sun.com/sxde/support.jsp

Indiana is going to be named OpenSolaris (before that, OpenSolaris was just a code base). The developer edition (SXDE: "Solaris Express Developer Edition" built from OpenSolaris) is supported. The developer preview (aka Indiana) is just a preview.

Following up with your wording,SXDE is an OpenSolaris build.

I got what you meant, but the wording is incorrect.

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