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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SmartOS and OpenIndiana
by metalf8801 on Fri 16th Sep 2011 00:58 UTC
metalf8801
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2010-03-22

Does anyone know the difference between SmartOS and OpenIndiana? Are there any major differences?

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RE: SmartOS and OpenIndiana
by Kebabbert on Fri 16th Sep 2011 06:56 in reply to "SmartOS and OpenIndiana"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

As I have understood it, SmartOS is just a minimal OS. Basically, only the kernel and KVM. Then you can virtualize client OSes and use ZFS and Zones with them. Perfect if you want Solaris features as a backend, and virtualized OSes as clients. Actually, I am considering this. Install virtualized OSes in Zones with KVM and then do all front end work in the OSes. Use StormOS as a secure backend.

OpenIndiana is a full fledged distro, quite similar to Ubuntu, with Gnome, lots of software, etc.

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RE[2]: SmartOS and OpenIndiana
by Kebabbert on Fri 16th Sep 2011 07:01 in reply to "RE: SmartOS and OpenIndiana"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Hmmm... It seems StormOS is debian + Illumos?
http://stormos.org/node/4

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