Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2006 21:55 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The NexentaOS project has released the 2nd alpha of their OpenSolaris distribution, which uses the Debian userland and tools. It includes a new installer (with auto-partitioning), the addition of KDE, WiFi drivers, full support from booting off of removable drives such as USB sticks, the complete Mono platform including Beagle, Java runtime environment, OpenSolaris build 30, and much more. You can visit the getting started page (screenshots included), read the changelog, and then proceed to the downloads.
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RE: boring progress bar
by DeadFishMan on Tue 31st Jan 2006 04:56 UTC in reply to "boring progress bar"
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the ability to play tetris while the OS/distro installs is truly awsome. I don't know if this is the first installer to have such a feature; if yes, I hope others (Ubuntu, Debian) will follow suit.

I believe that the first time that I saw that was back then at 1999 or so with Caldera OpenLinux 2.X. That was at a time when SCO didnīt suck big time as they do today. Actually, it was quite advanced compared to most distributions available at the time with its LISA Control Center (which is somewhat similar to YAST on SUSE).

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