Solaris 11 Express
By user12608550 on Nov 15, 2010
Oracle acquired Sun, along with Java and Solaris, earlier this year; since then they have not only maintained but have expanded and advanced the ongoing development of what is now called Oracle Solaris. Developers, ISVs, and end users of Solaris have been justifiably anxious and impatient about its future. Today, we have some very good news for them -- the release of Solaris 11 Express.
Some of the most significant new technologies in Solaris 11 Express include
- the Image Packaging System for software installation, updates, and patching,
- network virtualization and resource management
- ZFS dataset encryption
- Solaris 10 branded containers
My colleague at Oracle, Jim Laurent, has posted a blog entry showing you how to use VirtualBox to install and learn about Solaris 11 Express. Also, at this year's LISA Conference, Oracle presented several BOF sessions on Solaris 11.
So, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the report of the death of Solaris is an exaggeration. Find it here, then go forth and learn!