1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

OpenSolaris 2008.05 Gives A New Face To Solaris

Michael Larabel

Published on 24 April 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 3 of 5 - 13 Comments

OpenSolaris 2008.05 is another Solaris OS shipping with the NVIDIA binary driver. For those using ATI/AMD Radeon or FireGL hardware, this Solaris OS ships with the xf86-video-radeon driver as well as the new RadeonHD driver in Solaris, but the latter currently lacks 3D support. The xf86-video-intel driver is used for Intel IGPs.

This test release is based upon Solaris Express Community Edition (a.k.a. "Solaris Nevada") Build 86. OpenSolaris Developer Preview 2 was based upon Nevada Build 75.


The OpenSolaris 2008.05 Installer uses Project Caiman for installation with its attractive but easy to use user-interface. We have long criticized Sun for its drop-down menus when selecting the location/time-zone during Solaris installations, but this has been cleared up in this version of the Caiman Installer by finally adding in a world map.

Latest Linux News
  1. NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver Is Moving Closer With Kernel Mode-Setting
  2. The Latest Linux Kernel Git Code Fixes The EXT4 RAID0 Corruption Problem
  3. Features Added To Mesa 10.6 For Open-Source GPU Drivers
  4. Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud
  5. Fedora Server 22 Benchmarks With XFS & The Linux 4.0 Kernel
  6. GCC 6 Gets Support For The IBM z13 Mainframe Server
  7. Fedora 22 Is Being Released Next Tuesday
  8. OpenWRT 15.05 Preparing Improved Security & Better Networking
  9. Using The New LLVM/Clang OpenMP Support
  10. Zapcc Claims To Be A "Much Faster C++ Compiler"
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  2. The State Of Various Firefox Features
  3. Intel Iris Graphics Performance With Mesa 10.6
  4. Fedora Workstation 22 Is Looking Great, Running Fantastic
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. The Linux 4.0 Kernel Currently Has An EXT4 Corruption Issue
  2. The Linux 4.0 EXT4 RAID Corruption Bug Has Been Uncovered
  3. AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing
  4. Microsoft Open-Sources The Windows Communication Foundation
  5. Another HTTPS Vulnerability Rattles The Internet
  6. LibreOffice 5.0 Open-Source Office Suite Has Been Branched
  7. Systemd 220 Has Finally Been Released
  8. Will Ubuntu Linux Hit 200 Million Users This Year?