Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 17:12 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris OpenSolaris 2008.5, the new distribution based on the OpenSolaris operating system, has been released into the wild. This release follows the conventions set by many of the popular Linux distributions, such as being based on a single live CD with installer, but also adds a load of OpenSolaris-specific features such as ZFS, DTrace, Containers, and a new package management system, IPS. OpenSolaris 2008.5 is the fruit of Project Indiana.
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Open Solaris Live CD
by protagonist on Tue 6th May 2008 03:14 UTC
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So far so good. Their server let me have plenty of bandwidth and I got the download in about 10 minutes. The live CD booted up to a nice looking desktop. The live CD seemed to run slower than others I have used, but still worked just fine.

All in all it looks good enough to do an install and take a better look at it. It is a far cry from the last Solaris i looked at several years ago.

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