Using OpenSolaris 2008.11 as desktop for one day

Written by vidarlo on 20090202 in english and hardware and Linux and software with no comments.

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’s not that important really. The first thing I missed was OpenOffice, which should be […]

My first impression of OpenSolaris 2008.11

Written by vidarlo on 20090103 in english and software with 3 comments.

After reading about OpenSolaris in ;Login:, I decided to give it a try, in VMware. Without reading much about it, I simply grabbed an ISO and downloaded. With most Linux distros that work. OpenSolaris is distributed as a Live CD, which has a installer application on the desktop. The NIC came up beautifully under OpenSolaris, […]