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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RE[2]: SXCE
by adricnet on Tue 21st Jul 2009 05:12 UTC in reply to "RE: SXCE"
adricnet
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SXCE is OpenSolaris plus a bunch of useful nonfree packages.

It's not a troll to ask why they didn't just use the Debian package system (or rpm or) instead of rolling their own and leaving their would-be users with very few packages and new buggy tools to annoy.

And that Ian was involved in this ... it hurts my brain.

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