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For months now we've been waiting for Sun's Project Indiana to emerge and tomorrow we'll see the first official release of this OpenSolaris binary distribution. Ian Murdock and his posse of Sun developers have been aggressively working on this new OpenSolaris desktop distribution with hopes of improving the Solaris end-user experience and turning new eyes to this Sun operating system. Will they succeed? Well, only time will tell but we're certainly looking forward to this first Project Indiana release with much anticipation. The first major Project Indiana release won't be until Spring of 2008, but this first release is intended to be a technology and development preview to likely demonstrate such features as the new package management abilities and the Caiman-based LiveCD installer. Some of the Project Indiana features have been discussed in this article. Expect plenty of coverage tomorrow at Phoronix.