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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At last!
by tristan on Thu 1st Nov 2007 13:39 UTC
tristan
Member since:
2006-02-01

I've been wanting to try OpenSolaris since it was announced, but I've always been put off by the installation process, not least the requirement to register with Sun before I'm allowed to download anything.

So kudos to Sun for this. Although I am surprised it took an external guy to come in and tell them that behaving like a modern Linux distribution (in terms of a LiveCD and installation) would be a good way forward...

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RE: At last!
by Weeman on Thu 1st Nov 2007 16:12 in reply to "At last!"
Weeman Member since:
2006-03-20

So kudos to Sun for this. Although I am surprised it took an external guy to come in and tell them that behaving like a modern Linux distribution (in terms of a LiveCD and installation) would be a good way forward...

The new installer was already being developed before Ian Murdock came in.

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