Sun's 'Project Copy Linux' hits milestone
Sun Microsystems is claiming its first major milestone in Project Indiana, with the release of an OpenSolaris developer preview binary distribution.
The OpenSolaris Developer Preview features the core operating system, Gnome desktop and graphical installer contained on a Slim Install Live CD for x86. The SPARC edition is still in the pipeline.
Other features include the Image Packaging System (IPS) package manager, due in the next release of Solaris, to download additional packages over the internet. And the Zettabyte File System (ZFS) for rollback in case things go wrong.
Sun said the preview will allow developers to test the distribution, which is due in the first half of 2008 and which the company will target aggressively at students, developers and start-ups, it says. Apparently, Sun hasn't heard of something called Linux.
"By making a binary distribution of OpenSolaris, the community is giving developers what they want and expect from OpenSolaris," Sun said.®
Most businesses ?
Apparently you have no idea how many Solaris servers, X86, X64 or SPARC are actually out there.
The title is completely inaccurate because it's not a Linux clone - it's a rock-solid operating system that has a pedigree going back 14 years that has been released for developer involvement. It's NOT a prototype operating system effectively written from scratch (note I'm not talking about the tools here) which is exactly what Linux is.
Don't use it.
if you are not happy, then simply go a way and don't use it.
at least, Solaris is very robust in handling applications and most major DBMS. and the most advantage than Linux is thread handling.
every one know that linux distributions the change the main background and new theme, then release new version, it is really very ridiculous.
Well it beats
writing your own operating system from scratch, it's state as of two months ago which was when I checked it out was it was not fun, tough to use, and little wobbly. I don't believe in miracles so I will wait a year or so before I check in again. This is not to say it doesn't show promise it's just not ready for most Linux users.