Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2007 11:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "There's a problem with Solaris and Sun knows it. The installation experience of Solaris (along with other areas) could be greatly improved. The installer doesn't 'suck' as it's easy and known to Solaris administrators, but for a Linux or Windows user it could prove to be a bit challenging. For those of you that have never tried out Solaris, what we've decided to do is to show you this 'usability gap' with the installation process in Solaris compared to Linux. Is the experience really that bad?"
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RE: Murdock
by binarycrusader on Tue 26th Jun 2007 13:07 UTC in reply to "Murdock"
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2005-07-06

There was a new installer project in progress long before Murdock came around.

See here:
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/caiman/

There were *many* new projects in progress to improve different aspects of Solaris *before* Murdock was hired.

Please don't assume that every new project or improvement is the result of Murdock. In fact, very few things will be.

This is one of the things I fear, that existing Sun employees will not be credited for the great work they've done because people will automatically assume that great improvements are the result of Ian Murdock.

Ian was not hired because of any "recognized stagnation." He was hired for drive *marketing strategy* for their OS platforms.

Edited 2007-06-26 13:08

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RE[2]: Murdock
by taos on Tue 26th Jun 2007 14:28 in reply to "RE: Murdock"
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2005-11-16

Yes! For example, Dave Miner is one of the leaders and has been the public face for this new installation project for long time.

If you have followed the mailing lists, a lot of hard work are under way for months or even years now in order to improve the usability.

Project Indiana, if done right, will hopefully give those projects more priority and in the end leverage those work.

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