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OpenSolaris Coming To SPARC In Q1'09

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Published on 08 October 2008 02:16 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle
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For those of you interested in running OpenSolaris on Sun's old hardware or new SPARC hardware such as the UltraSPARC T2 (Niagara 2), it will be possible starting early next year. Sun's Tim Cramer has announced they've begun work on bringing this open-source Solaris-derived desktop distribution to their SPARC architecture, which is coming almost a year after the first Project Indiana preview release.

Sun is targeting the SPARC port for a Q1'09 release and at this time they're still determining which generation of the SPARC architecture to focus on for their initial release. Tim Cramer's message can be read on indiana-discuss. Meanwhile, we're nearing the 100th build of Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE) and the next release of OpenSolaris, OpenSolaris 2008.11, is due out next month.

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