This article describes key features of PostgreSQL 8.2, which have been available in OpenSolaris since build 66. You know the PostgreSQL logo is an elephant: Find out why the PostgreSQL 8.2 features in OpenSolaris are huge.
Project Indiana is a new project to create an OpenSolaris binary distribution. This distribution will focus on providing a single CD install with the basic core operating system and desktop environment, with the opportunity of installing additional software off network repositories just like Ubuntu Linux.
This is a new project from Sun. The main aim is make OpenSolaris an easy to use UNIX:
The distribution will showcase much of the work continuing in the OpenSolaris community and the best of breed open source software available within other open source communities. Moverover, the distribution will include work that closes the familiarity gap with existing GNU/Linux users eg. install and packaging.
Project Indiana will be a leading edge distribution with an expected adoption of OpenSolaris enthusiasts and developers on single user systems and basic server setups. It will also encourage new users coming to the platform for the first time.
According to Ian Murdock’s Weblog:
Like Linux, OpenSolaris is a kernel. Except that it’s more than a kernel. Or, rather, more than a kernel but not quite a complete operating system. Are you confused yet?
Ian is 100% right and suggests ways to improve OpenSolaris. In short Sun's new project trying to turn OpenSolaris into a practical distributions, you can download OpenSolaris just like Ubuntu and use it like a pro. Now the million dollar question ~ Can OpenSolaris make Sun shine again?
Yet another victory for Open Source software! Woot!!
First Solaris (OpenSolaris) and OpenOffice.org was made open source and now Java. Thanks to Linux (other open source oses) and open source movement.
Sun Microsystems Inc. said on Monday that it will make its Java software available for free to the open-source community, though it will continue to sell and support standardized versions of the product.
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=> OpenJDK Source Releases/Download link (includes Java programming language compiler source, jtreg test harness for the JDK test framework and Java HotSpotVirtual Machine source under GPL version 2.0)
It is time to learn Java!