"OpenSolaris is dead, but OpenIndiana lives on. Just a
few weeks after Oracle made it clear that OpenSolaris was dead as a
doornail, the Illumos and OpenIndiana folks have a distribution
ready for the OpenSolaris community that's been left in a lurch by
"The code dropped on Tuesday, so I haven't had a lot of time to
muck with OpenIndiana yet. I spent a few hours with the live CD and
installed it into VMware.
"Assuming you go the GUI route, the OpenIndiana distribution is
GNOME-based and installs very easily. The installer reminds me of
the Ubuntu install, and has roughly the same number of steps. If
you've installed Linux, and the hardware is compatible with
OpenIndiana, you'll have no problems getting OpenIndiana installed
and ready to rumble."
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