Linked by David Adams on Wed 14th Sep 2011 14:17 UTC, submitted by garyd
OSNews, Generic OSes The OpenIndiana project is pleased to announce the next development release of the open source, enterprise operating system. OpenIndiana build 151a is now available for 32 and 64-bit x86 architecture systems. We hope you're as excited as we are for the first complete platform for servers and desktops that offers the full power of the virtualisation, observability, management, networking, and storage technologies from the illumos project. Please see the release notes for full details of what's new. This milestone also marks the one year anniversary of our first release. Look for our first stable release in the near future!
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Great news
by Jondice on Wed 14th Sep 2011 20:57 UTC
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For me, it is always good to see this kind of solaris news.

I still use my openindiana system at home as a jack-of-all-trades server, but it has been upgraded so many times it is beginning to show its age (many devel upgrades in the last 3 years).

However, I think I'll also wait until snapshots are fixed to spend time on the upgrade.

Also, why the switch to KVM? I rather liked zones, but maybe the implementation was too difficult to maintain? Or are there actually features in KVM that people prefer?

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RE: Great news
by dukes on Thu 15th Sep 2011 00:41 in reply to "Great news"
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KVM so that you can run Windows or Linux in a vm. Zones did not allow this.

Well you could run Linux in a zone before, but only very old distributions would work.

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