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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RE: re: for the hobbyist
by AndrewZ on Thu 1st Nov 2007 20:06 UTC
AndrewZ
Member since:
2005-11-15

Yes the install is getting less worse :-), yes you now have your choice of GUI, but after the install completes what then does the hobbyist do on Solaris? What games are there? How rich is the multimedia experience? What desktop apps are there to run? How much admin is accessible completely from GUI a la Redhat?

I'm not saying Solaris is bad, it's not, I'm just saying that Solaris is not currently geared for the hobbyist.

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RE[2]: re: for the hobbyist
by atici on Thu 1st Nov 2007 20:16 in reply to "RE: re: for the hobbyist"
atici Member since:
2005-07-06

It all depends on what you mean by "hobby". Is it for non tech-savvy? Definitely not. But if you are knowledgeable about how a computer runs and consider running/tinkering with the same super stable OS as >$500k Sun Enterprise boxes as a hobby. Then it's for a hobbyist.

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RE[3]: re: for the hobbyist
by apoclypse on Thu 1st Nov 2007 22:52 in reply to "RE[2]: re: for the hobbyist"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

That's me. ;)

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RE[2]: re: for the hobbyist
by CrLf on Thu 1st Nov 2007 20:22 in reply to "RE: re: for the hobbyist"
CrLf Member since:
2006-01-03

"what then does the hobbyist do on Solaris? What games are there? How rich is the multimedia experience?"

I don't think "hobbyist" means what you think it means...

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RE[2]: re: for the hobbyist
by google_ninja on Thu 1st Nov 2007 20:33 in reply to "RE: re: for the hobbyist"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Actually, I'm kinda glad. I would much rather it be geared for the professional...

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