Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:18 UTC, submitted by Rob Shepherd
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun has released Solaris 10 11/06 today. Internally, we called this 'Update 3'. The biggie features for this update are Trusted Extensions and Secure by Default. Yes, all of the security features you loved back in Trusted Solaris, are now standard as part of Solaris 10. This isn't just for the feds either. Banks love it. Wall St. loves it. Corporations that need to follow Sarbanes-Oxley love it." Get it here, a what's new guide is also available.
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package system
by vermaden on Tue 12th Dec 2006 08:32 UTC
vermaden
Member since:
2006-11-18

You can always deploy pkgsrc [http://pkgsrc.org] there and benefit from about 5500 ports ready to install and run.

About licence they will propably go for BSD license.

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v RE: package system
by trinitrotolueen on Tue 12th Dec 2006 08:50 in reply to "package system"
RE[2]: package system
by dagw on Tue 12th Dec 2006 10:29 in reply to "RE: package system"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

And we all know that the measure of an OS is total number of packages available, with no focus on how many of those packages actually work and do something useful

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RE[2]: package system
by danieldk on Tue 12th Dec 2006 10:59 in reply to "RE: package system"
danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

5500? Ubuntu has 20000+

You can't just compare those absolute numbers. Ubuntu and Debian split up a lot of software in multiple packages. E.g. most libraries are split up in normal and -dev packages, and sometimes there are also -doc packages. pkgsrc seldomly splits up software in different packages.

Besides that pkgsrc supports far more platforms and operating systems (e.g. Net/Free/OpenBSD, GNU/Linux, Solaris, Interix, Darwin, IRIX, AIX, and DragonFly). Even if it has a smaller number of packages, it is nice to have one package system across so many platforms.

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RE[2]: package system
by vermaden on Tue 12th Dec 2006 13:29 in reply to "RE: package system"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

5500? Ubuntu has 20000+

You stand for quantity not quality?

can You deploy ubuntu package system on Solaris to be fully functional?

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RE: package system
by andrewg on Tue 12th Dec 2006 10:41 in reply to "package system"
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2005-07-06

BSD License? The chances of Solaris being released under the BSD license are zero.

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RE[2]: package system
by Darren Moffat on Tue 12th Dec 2006 10:56 in reply to "RE: package system"
Darren Moffat Member since:
2005-07-13

Except of course for the bits of Solaris that already are under the BSD license ;-)

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RE: package system
by atomicplayboy on Tue 12th Dec 2006 18:56 in reply to "package system"
atomicplayboy Member since:
2006-04-28

A package system isn't entirely neccessary in an enterprise environment, but if your plan is to use this in a desktop environment, http://www.blastwave.org/ is a pretty nice package system for those open source applications.

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