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: Question
by segedunum on Thu 1st Nov 2007 21:49 UTC in reply to "Question"
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For the hobbyist, what is the benefit/drawing points of OpenSolaris?

ZFS is certainly something to try out. We have a lot of similar stuff in the Linux world through RAID, LVM and then the various filesystems, but it's good to be able to see what things look like with all that in one bit of software.

Zones is also something to try, and although I think Sun have a lot of improvements to make with OpenSolaris, I think that the way they're trying to get their software into the hands of hobbyists and hackers is a good thing.

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