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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same experience,
by ideasman42 on Tue 21st Jul 2009 15:35 UTC
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2007-07-20

Just a note that I had the same experience, coming from using linux for 10 years now, opensolaris & solaris are very underwhelming.

Its depressing Sun put so much effort and (good will?), into opensourcing solaris only for it to fall pretty flat.
Maybe we can eventually get dtrace & ZFS... okay okay, there are OSS equivalents to those shaping up pretty good too.

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