Ruminations on the Digital Realm

Jan Stedehouder

OpenSolaris goodies

The OpenSolaris project is sending out free starter kits. Just register and you get two nice DVDs with Solaris Express (Community Edition), Nexenta, Belenix and Schillix. If you want to be completely complete there is also the Solaris kit.

Option 1:
Sun Developer Tools and the Solaris 10 Operating System: The most advanced OS on the planet – available for no charge. With industry-leading stability, security,and scalability combined with over 600 new features, such as DTrace, you can trust your most important application deployments to Solaris 10. Includes Sun Studio and NetBeans software.

Option 2:
Solaris Express, Developer Edition for x86 systems: Provides a modern desktop environment for Solaris, Java, and Web 2.0 application development. With its simplified installation experience coupled with additional support for common laptops and desktops, developers can more easily create and deploy applications for Solaris 10. Includes Sun Studio and NetBeans software.

You got to hand it to Sun, they are playing nice to the open source community. I wonder how this industry grade material holds up in an enduser/home user environment. I ordered the Developer Edition and want to try it out on my laptop. It’s time I order a much larger harddrive because 60 Gb isn’t enough to hold all the things I want on it (Vista, XP, Ubuntu, SabayonLinux and Solaris).


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