A better Solaris Distro


I've always said Solaris was a solid operating system, just a sucky distro. Well, since Sun opened up things, OpenSolaris is making new distributions possible.

There are already 4 listed distros:

Of the 4, I've looked at Nexenta, and it looks like the more serious one. It's Debian/Ubuntu based and it's pretty much in a usable state as it is. It comes with a LiveCD, a VMWare image (cool), and the ordinary install CD. And as they proclaim on their homepage, They have 12029 packages available in their APT repository.

Nothing like being able to :

$> apt-get dist-upgrade

On a solaris box ;-)

Oh, and it comes with ZFS ;-)

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This page contains a single entry by gozer published on September 6, 2006 9:06 PM.

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