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Solaris+Ubuntu, Can You Say SolaBuntu

Nov 23, 2008, 18:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ahmed Kamal)

[ Thanks to Ahmed Kamal for this link. ]

"Many of the most commonly used tools were outdated. And most users begin their *nixy knowledge with Linux, and when faced with Solaris they don't find the GNU tools they have grown accustomed to, and thus don't like the platform. OpenSolaris has been started to fix some of those issues, however, nexneta takes this concept to an extreme. It basically takes the ubuntu userland and plugs underneath it an opensolaris kernel. Nexenta also integrates unique solaris features such as zfs with ubuntu tools like apt-get to provide system wide transactional safe upgrades. I really really like this feature. It basically means you can dist-upgrade your entire system, and once up on the new version, if something is badly broken, you can very easily boot back an earlier snapshot (pre-upgrade) image of your system. We will explore those features later, however, for now, let's get started installing NCP2 alpha. As usual I am choosing to go with the latest and greatest and least stable version ;)"

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