Home
 

  

LINUX

   Home
   All Distribution
   Fedora Core 6
   Buy Linux CDs
   Linux Tutorial

 

Linux Distribution: OpenSolaris
Url: http://www.opensolaris.org/learn.html

 
OpenSolaris is an operating system (OS), an open source project licensed under CDDL, and a community. The project's goals are innovation, collaboration, and the extension of OpenSolaris technology.

About OpenSolaris
Who Develops OpenSolaris?

OpenSolaris technical communities maintain kernel and userland consolidations and launch new technology projects. OpenSolaris is developed by communities working in the different projects. Each project focuses on one or more specific areas of the system. The OpenSolaris developer project is sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Answers to Your Questions

See the FAQs for detailed information about how to get started with the developer project. You'll learn to use the OpenSolaris.org collaboration web site to create projects and lead communities. You'll also find FAQs for licensing, contributions, and links to technical FAQs.


Which Release Fits My Needs?

The OpenSolaris source code will find a variety of uses, including being the basis for future versions of the Solaris OS product, other operating system projects, and third-party products and distributions. Following is a list of current releases.
OpenSolaris 2008.05

The first delivery from Project Indiana to offer technical support from Sun Microsystems, Inc. This initial release includes a network-based package management system (IPS), the GNOME desktop, and LiveCD technology supported on AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T platforms. See Getting Started With OpenSolaris 2008.05 for detailed information about this pkg(5) release delivered on a six-month cycle.

Solaris Express Community Edition

Bi-weekly developer builds of the entire code base that is the current development release of the Solaris OS. This is Sun's unsupported binary release of OpenSolaris. Developers can build the OpenSolaris source by using this release as the base system. The release is also known as O/N Nevada it's updated every two weeks, and it's available as a free download. Refer to Solaris Express Documents for detailed information about this SVR4 release delivered every two weeks.

Community Distributions



  • BeleniX is a *NIX distribution that is built using the OpenSolaris source base.

  • MartUX mBE BlastwaRe Edition is the first non-SXCR OpenSolaris distribution that is available both for SPARC and for x64/x86.

  • NexentaOS is a complete GNU-based free and open source operating system built on top of the OpenSolaris kernel and runtime.

  • SchilliX is an OpenSolaris based UNIX Live CD and distribution for the x86, x64 and EM64T architectures.

  • Milax is a small size Live CD distribution which runs completely off a CD or a USB pendrive.


Releases:
2008-12-10 00:00:00.0 OpenSolaris 2008.11 has been released    View
The OpenSolaris 2008.11 operating system is a point of integration for the installation, desktop, and package management system projects on OpenSolaris.org. Today, the OpenSolaris 2008.11 live CD is available with the following feature updates: ZFS Time Slider and Songbird; suspend/resume and CPU power management; Distribution Constructor and Prototype Automated Installer; WebStack with 64-bit MySQL, CherryPy, and DTrace for Ruby; GNOME 2.24, OpenOffice.org 3.0, and Firefox 3; Many F/OSS applications added, including top, sudo and Emacs; 700 additional man pages and Package Manager online help.
2008-11-25 00:00:00.0 OpenSolaris 2008.11 RC2 has been released    View
The OpenSolaris development package repository has been updated to reflect the changes in snv_101b, including major fixes to the Caiman 'Slim Install' and the Image Packaging System (IPS). This build is the second release candidate build for the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release. For this build, the recommended minimum memory size is 512 MB or greater. Users who wish to update their system to the development build can do so using the 'image-update' facility provided by the pkg(1) command or by the 'Update All' facility of the Package Manager GUI. This build includes the latest NVIDIA graphics driver, version 177.80. This updated driver no longer supports a number of legacy chipsets. When updating systems with such chipsets, one can either remove the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, or to continue using an accelerated driver, legacy SVR4 packages are available.
2008-11-13 00:00:00.0 OpenSolaris 2008.11 RC1 is available    View
The OpenSolaris development package repository has been updated to reflect the changes in snv_101 and snv_101a including major fixes to the Caiman 'Slim Install' and the Image Packaging System (IPS). This build is an initial release candidate build for the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release. For this build, the recommended minimum memory size is 768 MB or greater. Users who wish to update their system to the development build can do so using the 'image-update' facility provided by the pkg(1) command or by the 'Update All' facility of the Package Manager GUI. For important information about 'image-update', see the instructions. Important note: The development builds have undergone limited testing and users should expect to uncover issues as the next release is developed. Bug reports and requests for enhancement are welcome.
2008-05-06 00:00:00.0 OpenSolaris 2008.05 has been released    View
From dorm room to boardroom. OpenSolaris has everything you need to take your brilliant idea, build a prototype, test it, deploy it, and run it on production servers -- out of a loft, or across your enterprise. And when your application goes viral, you won't have to throw hardware at the problem, or switch to a different OS. OpenSolaris is industrial strength and built to scale from the get go. The live CD makes it simple to boot to a fully functional desktop environment, including Firefox and Thunderbird. Try it without fear -- our instant rollback feature works like a giant undo button, so your system is always protected, and you'll never lose work. And, you can load OpenSolaris 2008.05 easily in a variety of virtualization technologies including the open source VirtualBox hypervisor.
 
Back to Linux Distribution Directory
             
                 

Send your comments, Suggestions or Queries regarding this site at linux-cds@roseindia.net.

Copyright 2004. All rights reserved.