OpenSolaris 2008.11 User Experiences

1. My first impression of OpenSolaris 2008.11 — /dev/urandom, 1/3
Trying out OpenSolaris within VMWare, the blogger found the installation quite straightforward. To him, OpenSolaris looked like any Linux distribution with gnome. After having a good time with OpenSolaris, he was certain that he would surely spend more time on it and recommended its use to others too.
2. OpenSolaris 08.11 first impressions — TechPad, 1/2
The blogger had recently installed OpenSolaris 2008.11 and his initial impression was that it was "really cool." He installed it on VirtualBox on Ubuntu and noted that "installation was a breeze." After a quick overview on how to customize several features, the blogger highlighted his favorites including the Time Slider. After using OpenSolaris for some time, he concluded that it was "definitely well worth a look" for a serial OS installer.

3. OpenSolaris 2008.11 — Niq’s soapbox, 12/31
The blogger liked OpenSolaris 2008.11 a lot, as it gave him a smoother and easier experience than 2008.05 and offered more up-to-date goodies than SXCE. He noted that the installation process was very smooth and easy, but points out couple of issues like lacking fdisk facility. The blogger was optimistic, however, and said that he would make a few adjustments and looked forward to migrating all of his work to the OpenSolaris platform if all went well.

4. My OpenSolaris story —, 12/31
Ryan de Laplante had been keeping an eye on Solaris since 2005 when he just knew Solaris as "big iron – a rock solid OS that government and banks relied on." He adored functions such as the containers, resource manager and SMF. Ryan found OpenSolaris 2008.11 the best release yet and he is looking forward to the 2009.05 release.

5. OpenSolaris 2008.11 — Raju Alluri’s Personal Blog, 12/27
Raju Alluri downloaded and installed 2008.11 using VMWare, and experimented with different networking options like Host and Bridged. Raju was pleased to see that everything worked clean and fine, though he mentioned that the full screen mode of VMware server console was the real workable mode for this installation.

6. OpenSolaris 2008.11 on the test machine — Kommando Linux, 12/24
The blogger’s OpenSolaris 2008.11 installation went without much trouble. He had concerns about the EULAs in the software and promised readers a full review of OpenSolaris soon.

7. OpenSolaris 2008.11 — Matjaz Skraba, 12/21
The blogger touted OpenSolaris 2008.11 as a powerful and complete operating environment for users, developers and deployers. He gave an overview of OpenSolaris’s various features and concluded by saying that the new release of OpenSolaris 2008.11 brought the first few platforms to support suspend and resume to RAM — a feature that would prove to be extremely convenient for mobile users and necessary for those conscious of energy consumption.

8. Moving to OpenSolaris — ReWinD Blog, 12/19
Weldon Dodd decided to try OpenSolaris as the new 2008.11 version sported nifty features. After 30 minutes, Weldon got the ISO downloaded and was soon greeted by a desktop with Firefox and other features, all ready to go. He said he was extremely excited about using OpenSolaris as he had heard that there were a few people who had Firefly Media Server running on OpenSolaris. He concluded, "This is going to be great!"

9. Goodbye Linux, I’m in love with OpenSolaris — Antonio’s Blog, 12/19
Antonio had been using Linux for a very long time now and was completely devoted to it, until OpenSolaris came along. He noted that OpenSolaris 2008.11 was easy to install and contained great features such as ZFS, boot environments and SMF. Antonio found that its performance was great too. He noted that the key factor that inspired him to make the switch to OpenSolaris was the presence of a great community which was very helpful.

10. OpenSolaris 2008.11 tested — Heise Open Source UK, 12/17
Oliver Diedrich believed that with the release of the new version 2008.11 of OpenSolaris, Sun made further progress not only in terms of user friendliness but also in terms of integrating the special Solaris features into a modern desktop environment. After making the latest release of OpenSolaris undergo a series of intensive tests, Oliver concluded that OpenSolaris 2008.11 did meet the goal of offering Linux users a familiar work environment. He concluded, "It is now more suitable as an operating system for NAS filers, and for SAN storage."


3 Responses to “OpenSolaris 2008.11 User Experiences”

  1. Anonymous Coward Says:

    There’s a new page collecting positive reviews…

  2. /dev/urandom Says:

    [Trackback] I’ve written about OpenSolaris earlier, and I’m impressed. It’s a promising OS, with a few quirks. I decided to use it as desktop OS for a day.
    First of, it’s Gnome. I prefer KDE, but hey, I take what’s available. It…

  3. /dev/urandom Says:

    [Trackback] I’ve written about OpenSolaris earlier, and I’m impressed. It’s a promising OS, with a few quirks. I decided to use it as desktop OS for a day.
    First of, it’s Gnome. I prefer KDE, but hey, I take what’s available. It…

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