Open Solaris 2008.11 - A step in the right direction, but the journey is long

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    My last review of Open Solaris 2008.05 was a rather negative one, exposing some glaring faults in the overall design, which I found unsuitable for a desktop operating system. Still, I have decided to give Open Solaris a second chance. To this end, I tested the latest version, 2008.11, to see whether the new release can solve the problems and offer new functionalities to the desktop user. In this article, you will find how well Open Solaris 2008.11 copes when it comes to live CD experience, installation and desktop usage covering drivers, sharing, multimedia, ZFS, and more.

    So if you're interested:

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/opensolaris-2008-11.html


    Bottom line, OS 2008.11 is better than its predecessor, but more needs to be done.

    Comments and suggestions are welcome.

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    hey,
    pretty much mirrors my experience with opensolaris.
    I did get flash working thou.
    I just used the terminal to copy the flash plugin to the firefox plugin directory and it worked like a charm.

    I do wish zfs was less heavy thou.
    ill stick for fedora for now.
     
  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    btw you may want to try nexenta

    Quote "Power of OpenSolaris with usability of Linux!"
    im gonna test it at somepoint and im interested in your review on it.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Nice find, it goes into the list of 43,222 things to do before eventual death.
    Got some 40 articles in the pipe already written ... :) But I'll test the new PCLinuxOS and Wolvix 2 first ...
    Mrk
     
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