Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jul 2009 19:16 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Linux desktop has come a long way. It's a fully usable, stable, and secure operating system that can be used quite easily by the masses. Not too long ago, Sun figured they could do the same by starting Project Indiana, which is supposed to deliver a complete distribution of OpenSolaris in a manner similar to GNU/Linux. After using the latest version for a while, I'm wondering: why?
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gjoahnn Member since:
2009-06-02

Well it is true. Fact is that 2008.11 contains numerous critical security vulnerabilities e.g. in OpenSSL, ipfilter, or Firefox, all of which have been fixed in the /support and /dev branch only.
The 2009.06 release e.g. contains a Firefox 3.1beta with critical vulnerabilities, a fix is available from /support or /dev only.
For more examples of unfixed security vulnerabilities in both the 2008.11 and 2009.06 release branches check http://blogs.sun.com/security/category/alerts .
Also note their change in policy on their website which I have previously mentioned in http://www.osnews.com/thread?366658 .

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Not only does it run like whale on land, it doesn't even give you security updates for releases.
( http://opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?messageID=384939 )

Just pathetic.


Just use Linux! It is really free, you can get free updates for up to 7 years in some cases and BtrFS will wipe the floor with ZFS.

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