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: Reality check ....
by adricnet on Tue 21st Jul 2009 05:27 UTC in reply to "Reality check ...."
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It seems like you are arguing more for people to respect Sun and their work, rather than why anyone other than a Solaris developer would want to run OpenSolaris.

I'm mostly inclined to agree with all that, but it's too late, mate. SUNW is no more.

Perhaps more on topic, as a Linux sysadmin and general fiddler of shiny knobs, the desktop distribution is an easier way for me to try and wrap my brain around Solaris and is certainly all around more pleasant than any previous release of Solaris/Intel. As more of the production installed Solaris base moves to the new stuff, it'll be better for everyone, but in the meantime ... it's been nice to try out zfs and smf and such.

The network driver situation has mostly prevented me from trying to use an OpenSolaris/Nextena/StormOS install for anything, but I will keep trying the new releases as I do want to see how it comes along.

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