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An Early Look At OpenSolaris 2009.06

Michael Larabel

Published on 28 March 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
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Sun Microsystems has been hard at work on their OpenSolaris 2009.06 operating system, and Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE) for which it is based. This week marked the release of Solaris Express Community Edition Build 110 and the crew at Genunix are hosting a new preview build of OpenSolaris 2009.06 atop this latest build, which we decided to try out this evening and have provided a few screenshots.

Since the release of OpenSolaris 2008.11, OpenSolaris developers have updated a number of packages. Among the prominently updated packages are GNOME 2.24.2, X Server 1.5, and Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 2.

The OpenSolaris package manager for the Image Packaging System has also received a couple of upgrades. Another prominent item worth noting with OpenSolaris 2009.06 is that it has incorporated Codeina (originally from the Fedora Project) for managing some of the codecs and being able to legally install some G-Streamer codecs from Fluendo.

Enjoy the included screenshots and we will be back with more on OpenSolaris 2009.06 in the near future.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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