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.