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]: same experience,
by ideasman42 on Tue 21st Jul 2009 18:13 UTC in reply to "RE: same experience,"
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Why it fell flat?
- Because Thom says so and almost everyone agrees with him!

Discounting hardware and driver issues which I can forgive a non mainstream OS for. The overall experience is pretty bad.

For instance on the live CD it comes up with some gnoem panel error and asks me if I wanted to delete the applet.

The package manager was so slow, it could't not download GCC, and kept failing, my connection is fast enough so not sure why this is.

For some reason it also had trouble with samba not connecting to a PC that all my other linux boxes could connect to through samba.

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