A Tour Of Sun's Project Indiana Preview 2

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 2 February 2008. Page 4 of 5. 6 Comments

Like Solaris Express, NVIDIA's binary display driver for Solaris is included by default. For ATI/AMD users, there is no binary graphics driver available for Solaris and the open-source xf86-video-radeonhd driver isn't included at this point (UPDATE (2008-02-04): Preview 2 will ship with the RadeonHD driver). Project Indiana Developer Preview 2 is shipping with X server 1.3.0.

One of the areas we were very pleased with when the first preview release of Project Indiana surfaced was the installer improvements. Thanks to the OpenSolaris Project Caiman, the GUI installer integrated with this Indiana LiveCD is quite nice and could even be compared to Ubuntu's Ubiquity installer -- it's magnificent compared to Solaris 10. Our only real complaint left about the Solaris installation experience is that a series of three drop-down menus are used for selecting your location/time-zone instead of using a map.

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