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    Phoronix: New Project Indiana Details Emerge

    Following this morning's mobility speak by Intel, Ian Murdock took the stage in one of the small rooms at the Moscone Center West to talk about the OpenSolaris Binary Distribution that is currently known as Project Indiana. We captured all of the slides Ian had shown, and while most of the information he shared was just reiterated from his past talks, there was some interesting details worth sharing. Among the advantages of Project Indiana is that it will use Sun's ZFS as the default file-system, and Project Indiana will be taking full advantage of its abilities to create snapshots and perform rollbacks if something with the system's software goes wrong. With Sun's past work with the GNOME project, GNOME will be the desktop environment in Project Indiana said Ian Murdock. He had gone on to reiterate several other basic points such as the single CD installation with network-based package management (likely powered by apt). Project Indiana will also be easier to acquire, as it will be available through mirrors that do not need registration and will be distributed via Bit Torrent. Another goal of Ian's is also to modernize the command line.

  • #2
    What optimizations?

    > There will be optimizations for Project Indiana when running on Intel hardware.

    Is anything more precise known?


    • #3
      Back away from the cursor

      "Another goal of Ian's is also to modernize the command line."

      Oh joy. I mean bash is just so primitive.

      Slowlaris is irrelevant guys. I'm sure it's useful for a slow news day but that is about it.


      • #4
        Will KDE be in the repositories?