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    Default OpenIndiana - Another OpenSolaris Fork - Coming Next Week

    Phoronix: OpenIndiana - Another OpenSolaris Fork - Coming Next Week

    While Oracle killed off OpenSolaris and the OpenSolaris Governing Board dissolved itself, the community of OpenSolaris developers have not given up but instead have begun working on their own community OpenSolaris-based operating systems to provide the world with choices beyond the upcoming Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Solaris Express 11. There is already the Illumos Project, which is a fork of OpenSolaris with a fully open-source code-base, that is now being used within the Nexenta and SchilliX operating systems, among others. We have just been tipped off as well that next week another new OpenSolaris derivative is being announced and it's to be called OpenIndiana...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODU4OA

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    OpenIndiana is not 'another' fork - it's a desktop distribution based on illumos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joffe View Post
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    OpenIndiana is not 'another' fork - it's a desktop distribution based on illumos.
    Yeah, I winced when I saw the dreaded 'f' word, but I was relieved when I saw the Illumos and OpenIndiana projects weren't overlapping. Good luck to all the folks involved with it..

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    What is so appealing about Open Solaris that these people will not move to FreeBSD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
    What is so appealing about Open Solaris that these people will not move to FreeBSD?
    • ZFS - I know FreeBSD also tries to keep up with that
    • Zones
    • DTrace
    • Wider hardware support than FreeBSD - at least that's my experience
    • SMF
    • Crossbow - network virtualization
    • Boot enviroments/live upgrades

    Just from the top of my head...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenzer View Post
    • ZFS - I know FreeBSD also tries to keep up with that
    • Zones
    • DTrace
    • Wider hardware support than FreeBSD - at least that's my experience
    • SMF
    • Crossbow - network virtualization
    • Boot enviroments/live upgrades

    Just from the top of my head...
    Dtrace has been available for FreeBSD for a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
    What is so appealing about Open Solaris that these people will not move to FreeBSD?
    No one is going to switch platforms for the sake of switching platforms, well other than Munich, but Germans like wasting money (;

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    Dtrace has been available for FreeBSD for a while now.
    DTrace on OpenSolaris works with both kernel and userland. FreeBSD is just beginning to implement it in userland.

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    The first iso for OpenIndiana is available. Here is the download page.

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    I'm following their "upgrade" procedure ... it's hard work ...

    IPS is a pile of sh*te, it's very slow even on fast machines, I don't care how clever it works ...

    I've restarted the "image-update" procedure 4 times so far, and I had to uninstall thunderbird because it didn't checksum correctly.

    still going though

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