Linked by Adam S on Fri 22nd Jul 2005 22:27 UTC, submitted by Daniel Price
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Solaris Express 7/2005 (a.k.a. Nevada Build 17) was posted today, providing MESA support, observability enhancements, and roughly 500 bug fixes. You can obtain a free download. An overview of new features is also available.
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RE: I tried but gave up
by segedunum on Sat 23rd Jul 2005 11:15 UTC in reply to "I tried but gave up"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

That's all well and good, but at what point in time has Sun shown even the slightest inclination to target the non-technical desktop?

Because people in companies (shock, horror) actually have to do some administration with their desktops. They can't have the amount of work it takes to install Solaris, nor the things that have actually gone wrong with it. Of course, the natural reaction of Sun is for you to call in a Sun engineer, but I'm afraid they'll find that people simply won't do that for desktops, and they're increasingly not doing it for servers either.

It's become clear over the years that Sun makes their stuff less than perfect to install and administer, and less than intuitive, so that people have ended up calling out their Sun engineer and paying for all the paraphenalia that comes with it. Those days are over.

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RE[2]: I tried but gave up
by orestes on Sat 23rd Jul 2005 16:00 in reply to "RE: I tried but gave up"
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2005-07-06

Nice reply, but I fail to ssee it's relation to the question I posed.

I'll ask again. When has Sun ever shown interest in marketing to the non-technical (i.e. Joe User) desktop?

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