[OpenIndiana-discuss] BSD Magazine mentions OpenIndiana
dmarquess at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 02:26:47 UTC 2011
My main laptop ran PC-BSD for months. It then ran Solaris 11 Express
for a couple of weeks. It worked damn well, except I couldn't stand
GNOME. Kept meaning to try the KDE packages out, but I ended up
moving to Linux Mint for two reasons:
1) No Bluetooth support - Big for me as my Logitech keyboard & mouse
are both bluetooth
2) No Chrome/Chromium/Opera. No big, but annoying.
On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Ken Gunderson <kgunders at teamcool.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-01-26 at 10:09 +0000, Jonathan Adams wrote:
>> True, but then Sun did mess up by abandoning Solaris x86 (last release
>> Solaris 8) just at the time that it (x86) really took off, and in
>> realising their mistake started producing Solaris x86 (First release
>> late Solaris 9) ...
>> It caused us problems and headaches because we ran Oracle on one of
>> our servers (although we had some Sparc in house at the time) and
>> Oracle said that they were going to stop supporting x86.
>> We now have only 1 Sparc box left, about 30 x86 Solaris 10 boxes ...
>> and currently 1 OpenIndiana laptop ...
> Only 1 *Solaris box left here as well - and that's my workstation daily
> driver. Been meaning to getting around to switching it over to FreeBSD
> but time has slipped by.
> I took 148-dev for a short test drive shortly after "release" and man,
> OI is so sluggish as to be pretty much unusable as a desktop and I just
> wrote it off as a dev release, still not ready for prime time.
> Subsequently Alasdair posted his stable release proposal, which made me
> think I needed to revisit OI and take a closer look. Then this BSD mag
> article comes out. Interestingly, the article author acknowledges that
> it takes forever and a day to boot, but then comments on it performing
> I installed in on an exact clone of my workstation (presently
> OS-2009.06) and the difference was like night and day. I didn't have
> time to look into it at all but mayhaps some major x server changes?
> Graphics card is Radeon RV370, wh/uses radeon driver on the os box, but
> Gnome being so slow makes me wonder if maybe OI was defaulting to vga?
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