Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jun 2009 17:50 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The team at Sun behind OpenSolaris has unleashed OpenSolaris 2009.06 upon the world. This new release comes packed with new features, changes, improvements, and fixes, and is the first release of OpenSolaris for SPARC, adding support for UltraSPARC T1, T2 (Sun4v), and UltraSPARC II, III and IV (Sun4u). Read on for some of the improvements that stand out.
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RE[2]: Open Solaris is not bad
by jonathane on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 09:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Open Solaris is not bad"
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I think his experience might be similar to mine. OpenSolaris is slower right now for some desktop, personal computing tasks but perhaps more robust for some enterprise level features.

You make a good point about hardware support. Every time I've interacted with OpenSolaris developers, they seem enthusiastic and responsive, unlike some linux communities with which I've interacted. I'm not sure which direction OpenSolaris will go aside from development around Oracle's assets, but I hope it continues as a desktop platform, if for no other reason than to offer variety and competition.

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