Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 1st Nov 2007 07:55 UTC, submitted by binarycrusader
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The first milestone of Project Indiana (part of the OpenSolaris.org community) is now available - called "OpenSolaris Developer Preview." The OpenSolaris Developer Preview is the first milestone of Project Indiana. It is a single CD combined live/install image: a core operating system, kernel, system libraries, a desktop environment and a package management system. It is not a final release and is intended for developers to try, test, and provide feedback. Get your copy now.
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by Luminair on Thu 1st Nov 2007 10:46 UTC
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This livecd booted in about a minute for me. Pretty good speed. I hear they use dtrace to see the order files used on boot in order to build the image in sequential read order.

This also has their new package system prototype (IPS). I see the mostly uninteresting repository information here, but at least it proves its existence: http://pkg.opensolaris.org/

I expect this thing will be pretty sweet in 4 months when they launch it. Right now it is mega-alpha quality software, but you can see the direction they're going. (that is, the general direction of the most popular linux distro. Which is fine because that direction can also be called the "good software" direction)

Big kudos to them for getting this out by the end of October like they had said from the start.

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