Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Aug 2010 14:55 UTC, submitted by anilg
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Nexenta Core Platform marches on with the release of version 3.0 of the OpenSolaris based distribution, based on b134. It has also officially unveiled plans of moving from OpenSolaris to Illumos, the fully open branch of OpenSolaris. It will also now plan on moving to a new userland release. Grab the iso here.
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As a desktop OS
by Jondice on Fri 20th Aug 2010 16:39 UTC
Jondice
Member since:
2006-09-20

The first time I used nexenta I was a little surprised that it was such a bad dekstop OS since it was based on Ubuntu, and Ubuntu is a very smooth desktop OS. Of course, the desktop is not Nexenta's target audience, but I hope this will change in the future (maybe by collaboration with StormOS).

Another problem is that the distribution would need to integrate many of the Solaris driver management utilities that are found in OpenSolaris, but not in Ubuntu. One big example is the wifi stack.

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RE: As a desktop OS
by churlish_Helmut on Fri 20th Aug 2010 18:53 in reply to "As a desktop OS"
churlish_Helmut Member since:
2010-04-12

Yeah... Really, Nexenta as a desktop OS is ...well... how do you say`? Clumsy?

Naw, we will see what happen.

Isn't Nexenta the main sponsor of Illumos? So, maybe NC will never be targeted for desktop user, or?

Besides: I do not knwo, how StormOS can help, since they are changing from Ubuntu to Debian Userland.

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RE[2]: As a desktop OS
by Jondice on Fri 20th Aug 2010 20:49 in reply to "RE: As a desktop OS"
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

Nexenta may also change to debian userland in 4.0+ I believe (check the URL in the story).

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RE: As a desktop OS
by werterr on Fri 20th Aug 2010 21:13 in reply to "As a desktop OS"
werterr Member since:
2006-10-03

Nexenta only targetted desktop in it's early beginnings. It didn't do any Desktop since then.

There is a distro build on Nexenta that does target the desktop called StormOS.

I really would love to love Nexenta in similar fashion to Debian/kFreeBSD.

But sometimes it does still feel rough around the edges.

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RE: As a desktop OS
by Laurence on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 10:13 in reply to "As a desktop OS"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

The first time I used nexenta I was a little surprised that it was such a bad dekstop OS since it was based on Ubuntu, and Ubuntu is a very smooth desktop OS.

tbh I wouldn't say Ubuntu was a particularly smooth desktop OS either. But then that's my personal bias speaking more than impartial fact.

As for Nexenta, I ran CP1 for about 6 months and I really tried to like it but ultimately found it hard to love.
I'm sure the OS has come alone leaps and bounds since v1, but now that FreeBSD supports ZFS and VirtualBox, there is no need for me to run a Solaris derivative any more.

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