Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Nov 2010 23:37 UTC, submitted by comay
Oracle and SUN Today Oracle released its latest version of Solaris technology, the Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 release. It includes a large number of new features not found in either Oracle Solaris 10 or previous OpenSolaris releases including ZFS encryption and deduplication, network-based packaging and provisioning systems, network virtualization, optimized I/O for NUMA platforms and optimized platform support including support for Intel's latest Nehalem and SPARC T3. In addition, Oracle Solaris 10 support is available from within a container/zone so migration of existing systems is greatly simplified. The release is available under a variety of licenses including a supported commercial license on a wide variety of x86 and SPARC platforms.
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by MacMan on Tue 16th Nov 2010 00:02 UTC
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Solar IMO is the best engineered operating system ever developed. For some reason, it never caught on like Linux, perhaps because by the time it was open sources, Linux had gained considerable momentum.

I just wonder how much interest Solaris will get now that Oracle owns it, and does seem to be becoming much more closed than Sun.

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