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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First, thanks for the no-flames and logical response. I see your point about library problems.

That said, is using /dev really so different than just using Fedora Linux (aside from the fact that Fedora probably has way more people working on packages than Solaris does)?

I am using /dev, and I have been since before 2009.06 came out. I haven't had any problems related to this. Its a little more bleeding edge than OpenSolaris release, but not much - I think the margine of difference is probably small compared to that of OpenSolaris releases and Solaris 10. And with BE's, its very easy to switch to a previous version should I wish to.

Edited 2009-07-22 17:25 UTC

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