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Open Solaris 2008.11 - A step in the right direction, but the journey is long

Mar 19, 2009, 14:02 (4 Talkback[s])

"Live CD experience
I decided to pop the CD into my T42 machine and boot, to see whether Open Solaris can handle the four-year old hardware. 2008.05 had issues with some of the drivers when tested in a virtual machine, most notably the sound driver. While not truly indicative of a real life situation, it did indicate of a possible limited hardware compatibility. The only way to check whether Solaris can match comparable, modern Linux distros with extensive hardware support was to test-drive it on a real machine.

"Changes are a-comin'

"Bob Dylan has a fabulous song The Times Are a-Changin' - and so seems that Solaris is a-changin', too. The GRUB menu has changed and sports paler, more reasonable shades of blue."

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