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    Phoronix: OpenIndiana - Another OpenSolaris Fork - Coming Next Week

    While Oracle killed off OpenSolaris and the OpenSolaris Governing Board dissolved itself, the community of OpenSolaris developers have not given up but instead have begun working on their own community OpenSolaris-based operating systems to provide the world with choices beyond the upcoming Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Solaris Express 11. There is already the Illumos Project, which is a fork of OpenSolaris with a fully open-source code-base, that is now being used within the Nexenta and SchilliX operating systems, among others. We have just been tipped off as well that next week another new OpenSolaris derivative is being announced and it's to be called OpenIndiana...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODU4OA

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    OpenIndiana is not 'another' fork - it's a desktop distribution based on illumos.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by joffe View Post
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      OpenIndiana is not 'another' fork - it's a desktop distribution based on illumos.
      Yeah, I winced when I saw the dreaded 'f' word, but I was relieved when I saw the Illumos and OpenIndiana projects weren't overlapping. Good luck to all the folks involved with it..

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      • #4
        What is so appealing about Open Solaris that these people will not move to FreeBSD?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
          What is so appealing about Open Solaris that these people will not move to FreeBSD?
          • ZFS - I know FreeBSD also tries to keep up with that
          • Zones
          • DTrace
          • Wider hardware support than FreeBSD - at least that's my experience
          • SMF
          • Crossbow - network virtualization
          • Boot enviroments/live upgrades
          Just from the top of my head...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tenzer View Post
            • ZFS - I know FreeBSD also tries to keep up with that
            • Zones
            • DTrace
            • Wider hardware support than FreeBSD - at least that's my experience
            • SMF
            • Crossbow - network virtualization
            • Boot enviroments/live upgrades
            Just from the top of my head...
            Dtrace has been available for FreeBSD for a while now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
              What is so appealing about Open Solaris that these people will not move to FreeBSD?
              No one is going to switch platforms for the sake of switching platforms, well other than Munich, but Germans like wasting money (;

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              • #8
                Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                Dtrace has been available for FreeBSD for a while now.
                DTrace on OpenSolaris works with both kernel and userland. FreeBSD is just beginning to implement it in userland.

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                • #9
                  The first iso for OpenIndiana is available. Here is the download page.

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                  • #10
                    I'm following their "upgrade" procedure ... it's hard work ...

                    IPS is a pile of sh*te, it's very slow even on fast machines, I don't care how clever it works ...

                    I've restarted the "image-update" procedure 4 times so far, and I had to uninstall thunderbird because it didn't checksum correctly.

                    still going though

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                    • #11
                      Got it installed and running, apart from all the 503 errors and the problems with thunderbird, it is working relatively effortlessly.

                      on the other hand it is _very_ GREEN ... hmm, that's a bit better.

                      It took a long time, and a large number of tries (I started at 8:30 this morning and it was finished by 4 in the afternoon ... and it reckoned it was only 550Mb worth of download)

                      Will probably comment more later.

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                      • #12
                        Ok, It's not faster than the OpenSolaris ... and the keyboard defaulted to US-English ...

                        root@jadlaptop:/etc# svccfg
                        svc:> select svc:/system/keymap:default
                        svc:/system/keymap:default> listprop
                        ...
                        keymap/layout astring US-English
                        ...

                        svc:/system/keymap:default> setprop keymap/layout=UK-English
                        svc:/system/keymap:default> end
                        root@jadlaptop:/etc# reboot

                        everything else seems to be working with the new branding and all.

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