Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Apr 2008 20:07 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun's Ian Murdock gave a presentation about OpenSolaris at LugRadio Live this past weekend. He hopes to expose open source enthusiasts to unique Sun technologies by creating a cohesive distribution that will provide a complete environment that is adequate for day-to-day use. This will involve bringing together the Solaris operating system and a diverse assortment of open source community projects and "adding a package management system to hold all these pieces together," Murdock stated. The final release will take place in May and the distribution will adhere to a six-month release cycle, just like Fedora and Ubuntu."
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RE[2]: OpenSolaris
by vermaden on Wed 16th Apr 2008 12:19 UTC in reply to "RE: OpenSolaris"
vermaden
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2006-11-18

Solaris believes in backward compatability, so they ship a whole range of "core utils" usually the first thing most people do is to change their default path generally to something like this:

PATH=/usr/bin/xpg6/bin:/usr/bin/xpg4/bin:/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/uc b/bin


That is very good attitude, FreeBSD is also going this way, and that is one of these things that Linux does not have (and for looong time will not have).

Sun wants to make OpenSolaris as a UNIX's Ubuntu, so it would just be nice to make good defaults.

It's all well explained at the following link:
http://mail.opensolaris.org/pipermail/companion-discuss/2006-April/...


Thanks you for link, reading it now ...

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