Tuesday, June 14, 2005

OpenSolaris Lives

The OpenSolaris Project is alive. Ashlee Vance provides the most intelligent summary of the project that I've read. Something cool you can do immediately is browse the source using a Web front-end to CVS. This is really useful if you want to understand how the OS is assembled. A common criticism of this release is the lack of a downloadable .iso or similar distribution. You must start with Solaris Express: Community Release, Build 16 or newer, then follow the release notes. This is not as user-friendly as the new Fedora Core 4 release announced today. (Note on the announcement -- those Fedora/Red Hat people are so witty!)

I plan to try each once I get some free time.

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