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OpenIndiana: There is still hope

May 24, 2011, 23:01 (2 Talkback[s])


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"I remember waiting for the 2010 release, which never came. Oracle purchased Sun and killed the free version of the Solaris operating system, dashing expectation and hope. As a result, the OpenIndiana project was born. Mission statement: continue development and distribution, becoming the new OpenSolaris, available to users worldwide free of charge.

"This is a noble cause, but passion is not enough to make up for usability and security...The latest version of Solaris, 2009.06, was decent enough, but it still lagged a good year or three behind typical, modern Linux distribution. So how is this Indiana, then?"

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