Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jul 2009 19:16 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Linux desktop has come a long way. It's a fully usable, stable, and secure operating system that can be used quite easily by the masses. Not too long ago, Sun figured they could do the same by starting Project Indiana, which is supposed to deliver a complete distribution of OpenSolaris in a manner similar to GNU/Linux. After using the latest version for a while, I'm wondering: why?
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by scribe on Mon 20th Jul 2009 20:46 UTC
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I used Project Indiana from the initial release and had laptop wifi access to my network and everything else fell into place. Since then, it's gotten worse with every subsequent release. I don't know what's going on at Sun but I have an idea: Ian probably did an initial coding for a Debian release, got yelled at by Jonathan, and ended up using Sun code, which is so slow to boot up (Live! or Solaris) that's it's not even functional on modern laptops. Forget Sun and move on with BSD!

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