OpenSolaris Tackles Ubuntu Dominance
Dec 08, 2008, 13:34 (2 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"OpenSolaris is Sun's open source version of the Solaris flavour
of Unix, and is primarily aimed at workstations. As a relative
newcomer to the open source world, however, the platform has lacked
a broad selection of applications, while hardware support has been
narrower than for competing Linux distributions.
"The new release, version 2008.11, was intended to address such
issues, while emphasising Solaris-only features such as the ZFS
file system. New hardware features include support for
suspend/resume, 3D graphics acceleration, support for SD cards and
better audio-hardware support, Sun said. Suspend/resume currently
works on a limited range of hardware platforms from Toshiba, Lenovo
and Dell, as well as Sun's own Ultra workstations."