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 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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RE: re: for the hobbyist
by Weeman on Thu 1st Nov 2007 19:05 UTC in reply to "re: for the hobbyist"
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The issue for hobbyists is out of the box usability. Most hobbyists value 1st hour look and feel experience. Solaris definitely does not win here when compared to other 'hobbyist friendly' OS's.

That only applies to the current Solaris releases. And even less so, for Solaris Nevada. The installer may be a pain in the ass, but the GUI is good old Gnome. Once the system's installed, it handles pretty much the same as Linux to the generic person, unless he decides to drop to command line.

And the installer is getting fixed, the first bits have been out in the last Solaris Express Developer Edition, and a newer version now in Indiana. If you're trying to tell me that the Caiman installer is confusing and hard, you've got to be kidding me.

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