Two weeks ago we provided a tour of OpenSolaris Developer Preview 2
(a.k.a. Project Indiana Preview 2), and this afternoon this desktop Solaris operating system has finally shipped. OpenSolaris Developer Preview 2 ships with Nevada Build 79b, pkg improvements, ksh93 is now the default system shell, several new packages (marking the inclusion of OpenOffice.org), the Java Run-Time Environment is also bundled into OpenSolaris, and new hardware drivers. The release announcement and download links can be found on the indiana-discuss list
. The first major release of OpenSolaris (Indiana) is planned for March of 2008, but as this second preview is getting out late, we wouldn't be surprised if the release is pushed back.