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OpenSolaris RC2

Postby exploder » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:03 pm

I was just checking out OpenSolaris RC2 from the Live CD and noticed it is making some remarkable progress. All my hardware worked with the exception of my modem. The modem is no big deal because I have never used it anyways. The software packages are up to date and the Sun specific tools seem to be working well. The package manager is very strait forward and professional. The appearance, themes , wallpapers, gdm, etc are nice and everything looked polished.

One thing that bothers me is there is no shutdown or restart buttons. I will have to investigate this further. Also, the scroll wheel for the mouse does not work even though the mouse is detected properly. The hardware information provided by the system is very good, my hardware specs were right on the money! Memory use is a little high but I found a few things that could be tweaked to improve this.

For as young a system as OpenSolaris is there seems to be some real strong development going on. I will definitely be keeping my eye on OpenSolaris! If you haven't checked out OpenSolaris it is worth the time to have a look!

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Re: OpenSolaris RC2

Postby Husse » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:49 pm

worth the time

You have some time to sell? :) :)
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Re: OpenSolaris RC2

Postby exploder » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:42 pm

You have some time to sell? :) :)


Nice!

I tried installing OpenSolaris on my test box. The installed system had the shutdown and restart buttons. The installed system was very slow to load and had some problems shutting down. Four devices did not have drivers on the test machine, so I would guess this accounts for the problems I saw. My idea to tweak things to reduce memory use didn't work out on the installed system. Tracker is enabled for the Live session by default but was not enabled in he installed system. I noticed the floppy drive could not be mounted, oh well who needs it anyways. I will have to check out the final release and see how things progress.


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