Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

OpenSolaris 2009.06: Getting Better All The Time

Jun 09, 2009, 00:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

[ Thanks to Jason Perlow for this link. ]

"Much as it is with community Linux releases such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora or OpenSUSE, OpenSolaris 2009.06 is an evolutionary, rather than a revolutionary improvement over the initial 2008.05 build. All the major open source packages have been refreshed, as it is to be expected, and for the most part, OpenSolaris provides a comparable user experience to most Linux distributions.

"As with the previous release, OpenSolaris 2009.06 is delivered as a live CD image, so you can boot and use the operating system from a CD without having to actually install it on your system, as it is with Linux distributions like Ubuntu. For the most part, installing OpenSolaris is just like installing Ubuntu -- boot the system with a CD, and from the default desktop, click on the "Install OpenSolaris" icon, which launches a wizard based install. After installation, the OS boots from a GRUB-based bootloader, just like Ubuntu Linux."

Complete Story

Related Stories: