Home > Solaris > Solaris 10 build 69 available Solaris 10 build 69 available Submitted by sunfan 2004-10-31 Solaris 34 Comments According this article Solaris 10 beta7 aka. build 69 available for download from Sun Microsystems. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 34 Comments 2004-10-31 8:41 pm Anyone use this yet? I’m interested in how the tcp/ip stack actually performs. Also, is this at all ok to use as a desktop/server (i know, I know, Linux…..but I wanna learn solaris). Anyway, any links to reviews (not marketing propoganda) would be welcome & of course, experience. 2004-10-31 8:41 pm I have installed it on my Ultra 10, my dual processor Intel machine, and in the process of installing under Virtual PC (so far no problems). The Upgrade Install failed on my Ultra 2 (would not recognize Solaris Volume Manager volumes), so if anyone is planning an upgrade be advised. The Java Desktop System is now included as opposed to Gnome, it might not work on Intel machines (it is documented at docs.sun.com). So far I like it, it is still Beta software but I like where it is going. 2004-10-31 10:29 pm anyone? 2004-10-31 10:32 pm If am going to install Solaris from scratch, which links do I use? 2004-10-31 10:36 pm well – I for one really like the improvements from Build 63. JDS ver3, although not perfect is a great addition to solaris. Overall, stable – no network problems, like loss of DHCP – I cannot wait for GM Solaris 10 2004-10-31 10:47 pm Try this link, just register (for accounting purposes) and follow the links and select either Sparc or Intel: https://survey.sun.com/ViewsFlash/servlet/viewsflash?cmd=showform&po… 2004-10-31 11:25 pm all the links that i have tried have led to the .63 build. Any ideas??? 2004-10-31 11:28 pm Same here. 2004-10-31 11:32 pm http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/solaris-express/get_sparc.html 2004-10-31 11:39 pm I see only he Sparc version…is there an x86 version? 2004-10-31 11:41 pm sure http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/solaris-express/get_x86.html 2004-10-31 11:49 pm Thanks! 2004-10-31 11:52 pm Absolutely! be sure to check out http://www.blastwave.org for binary packages for Solaris 8, 9 and 10 (Sparc and x86)! There is GNOME 2.6, KDE 3.3.1 plus many more desktop environments available. Sun Java Desktop (version 2) is an umbrella of software that includes Gnome 2.6, Ximian Evolution, Sun Gnome theme, etc… 2004-11-01 12:20 am Blastwave rocks. I use it whenever I’m on Solaris. 2004-11-01 12:51 am I went to a Solaris 10 Install Fest in NJ last week. They used Build 69 and its pretty slick. The install was pretty smooth on my Compaq nc8000 laptop. The build doesn’t include ZFS and the full release date is Jan 2005 so far as I know. 2004-11-01 1:08 am I installed it on my ultra 80 yesterday afternoon. It installed fine and an issue I was having with the solaris management console in build 63 is fixed in this build. JDS release 3 is pretty sweet. I usually install gaim, evolution and bluefish from blastwave.org but jds includes gaim and evolution. I think I’ll try out jedit for a while for my html needs since it is installed already. I use the machine as a workstation. I’m taking a break from making a presentation in staroffice right now. I’ll use openoffice on my mac laptop to give the presentation. I’m pretty impressed with this release. I actually spent a while looking around on the solaris 10 pages at sun.com to see if there is a place to leave feedback but I couldn’t find anything. 2004-11-01 1:46 am Has anyone tried it on an AMD 64 Laptop specifically ZV5000. A couple of years ago I purchaced Solaris 8 32 Bit version, I wouldnt think twice before paying if solaris supports my Laptop. 2004-11-01 2:08 am Minor issue I know, but as a workstation one thing that’s drawn me away from Solaris is the terrible quality of the fonts (particularly as compared to recent versions of Linux in the last couple of years). Now that they’re using x.org, plus the addition of jds, how do the fonts look? Any improvement? 2004-11-01 2:38 am Hi, Just wondering, before I burn the images to CD, do you actually need all 4 cds? (i.e., what are each of them for). Also, does anybody know of a way of doing full-disk encryption of Solaris Express? Finally, any good resources for beginners (already read the 80/20 guide). Thanks, Victor 2004-11-01 2:47 am You do need all four cds as far as I can tell. I did the default installation and it used all four cds. In the jds, the fonts are great. It defaults to using the gnome sans serif font and most everything is anti-aliased. I am using it on sparc though so it might be different on x86. 2004-11-01 2:57 am Hey, we seem to have the same laptop, let me know if you have any luck with that…. 2004-11-01 3:13 am In earlier versions of Solaris it was a pain to configure PPP for dial-up internet access. Has that changed? 2004-11-01 3:30 am Installed all 4 CDs on AMD/x86. Comes up with CDE at 640×480. JDS3 won’t come up at all. When I configured x.org , it worked at 1280×1024 but had bunged up keyboard codes. Now running it on VMWare, but I’ll be saving an image before every configuration mod. Not really ready for primetime! I’ll still be running Linux for real work. 2004-11-01 5:03 am can anyone post some screenshots? 2004-11-01 5:37 am http://www.rodrickbrown.com/jds.jpg <img src=”http://www.rodrickbrown.com/jds.jpg“> http://www.rodrickbrown.com/jds.jpg“>JDS 2004-11-01 7:28 am I’m using the default theme but I’ve configured it more like a default gnome configuration then the original jds. http://www.bung-foo.com/images/screenshots/screenshot-jds3.png 2004-11-01 7:38 am I made few (100+) screenshots about installation process, Java Desktop 3, etc.). Pics will be upload soon to http://www.hup.hu (hungarian unix portal). Stay tuned. 2004-11-01 9:44 am On the site:https://jsecom16.sun.com/ECom/EComActionServlet/LegalPage:~:com.sun…. thereis still no sign of the latest build. Only build 63 is being displayed for download:Solaris 10 EAfor x86 Platform, CD 1 (required), Multi-language (sol-10-b63-x86-v1.zip, 274.22 MB). 2004-11-01 10:36 am 2004-11-01 1:00 pm You can find 113 pics about Solaris 10 beta7 installation process, Java Desktop System 3 and CDE in action. Big page, please be patient while downloading! http://www.hup.hu/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7254 2004-11-01 3:03 pm Soon the Solaris 10 will be open source and it will beat Linux in IT industry. Solaris 10 will be announced in November 15. 2004-11-01 4:49 pm Solaris 10 looks just plain awesome. It is truly a great time to be a system administrator. Solaris has become GUI enhanced enough to make a great desktop system. Windows has become stable and secure enough not to be laughed out of the enterprise server room. FreeBSD and Linux are becoming great for deploying in the edge of the enterprise. And finally, there is always the option of Novell. 2004-11-01 6:06 pm The poster way back who complained that he couldn’t upgrade because it didn’t recognise his DiskSuite volumes should know better. It has always been necessary to upgrade raw devices and then re-mirror them post upgrade. A little bit of a hassle but that is just the way it is. I’m already running build 58 and at thsis point I probably won’t upgrade until the new filesystem appears. Agreed that Solaris 10 is a very strong offering. 2004-11-02 12:20 am I have a feeling its broken. I tried it on two x86 solaris boxen with no luck.