os2008.05#5: conclusions, continuity and chaos…

Ending a rather calm and productive week, I do have a rather clear impression of OpenSolaris 2008.05 by now. As to be expected, there’s some light, some shadow, some unresolved issues (I guess) and loads of room for improvements… Light Compared to recent Solaris 10 / Express, there’s of course a lot of good things … Read moreos2008.05#5: conclusions, continuity and chaos…

os2008.05#2: working, tweaking, sharing files and paper…

The second day of my “working-with-opensolaris” week mainly happened to be a day of almost undisturbed / uninterrupted work, not really reminding me that I am working with a different environment right now, just making me stumble across a few minor things I had to deal with but no “real” problems…

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os2008.05#1 : a week with OpenSolaris

Well, what do you know… Time has passed rather quickly it seems ever since I dealt with OpenSolaris here for the first time, and by now, the first “official” release, 2008.05, is available for you to be downloaded or ordered for free, waiting for you to get it started. And, which possibly comes as no surprise, all of a sudden the web is rapidly filling with all sorts of comments, reviews and “tests” of what might turn out to be the new incarnation of the Solaris operating system one day… Overally, given the fact that OS 2008.05 initially comes as an easily installable Live CD, one is tempted to actually go for a “quick-shot” installation, at very best using some virtualization application like VirtualBox, to then get along with a quick write-up on virtually anything to be discovered in just five minutes of playing around with the OS before attention span has found its end and some other shiny new toy is begging for attention. Given that this hardly is a good and/or meaningful way to making a sane judgement, this time I wanted to try something different: Given someone like me (who has been a Free Software supporter and GNU/Linux enthusiast for the last twelve years at the very least) spends a week doing productive work with a tool next to unfamiliar, what would eventually happen?

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