|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.
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.
OpenSolaris story -- Ryandelaplante.com, 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.
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!"
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.
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."