Illumos Continues To Let OpenSolaris Live On
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle on 2 February 2016 at 08:27 AM EST. Add A Comment
It's been more than five years since the launch of Illumos as the concerted, community-based effort around the OpenSolaris code-base. This truly-open Solaris stack continues to be at the heart of OpenIndiana, SmartOS, Dyson, and other operating systems.

Daniel McDonald, one of those involved with Illumos via his work on OmniOS, presented this past weekend in Brussels at FOSDEM 2016 about the state of Illumos.

If you are curious about what's been going on with the OpenSolaris-derived software projects, you can find all of the current details via these PDF slides.

Besides covering the most popular Illumos-based distributions, the presentation also covers highlights of Illumos development over the past year like EFI/GPT booting, new drivers such as NVMe/bnxe/bge/e1000g, OpenZFS file-system progress, etc.
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