Linked by Adam S on Fri 22nd Jul 2005 22:27 UTC, submitted by Daniel Price
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Solaris Express 7/2005 (a.k.a. Nevada Build 17) was posted today, providing MESA support, observability enhancements, and roughly 500 bug fixes. You can obtain a free download. An overview of new features is also available.
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RE[10]: I tried but gave up
by sbergman27 on Sun 24th Jul 2005 23:08 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: I tried but gave up"
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So that's what they are calling sar these days. Thanks for the info.

Also, good to hear that GNU tools are now included.

I'd put Scott and Larry about equal on ego. But Scott is definitely more likable. And I do actually have a sneaking admiration for the guy. When the other commercial Unix vendors (and Oracle, as well) were hedging their bets with Windows (as they all still are doing), Scott believed in Unix and stood by his principles. I respect that.

If Solaris won't install on a P233 MMX, I think I can forgive it for that at least. It's not like I work with them every day. But the occasional retro project can be fun.

I did run into a post earlier today that suggested that recent Solaris Express releases incorporate some important changes to the way pnp bioses are handled, which avert some common early installation difficulties. Maybe I can now get it to install on something around here?

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