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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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Mon 20th Jul 2009 20:52 UTC
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I love Nexenta as a server OS (when tools like ZFS and zones come into their own), but never really saw the advantage of running a Solaris kernel on a desktop when there are other, more mature, desktop distros around)

I understand that OpenSolaris is Suns attempt to bring new developers into the fold, but people need to remember that Linux took years before it was practical as a desktop OS

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