Solaris Express, Developer Edition - laptop installation

Yesterday I have installed Solaris Express, Developer Edition. Something amazing? Yes this was the first time, that I did all the steps that normal user should made to install this nice operating system. Before I was using jumpstart, which means that I was using network installation.
This was so easy that I am happy to share this experience with you.

\*Hardware\*
Laptop Sony Vaio PCG-Z1XSP with 1G memory, specification

\*Preparation\*
To install Solaris Express, Developer Edition, you will probably need some media :)
You can download the DVD iso or ask for free DVD kit on the Solaris Express, Developer Edition page.

\*Base Installation\*
The installation time took me about 2h, at the beginning I had to answare few standard questions and type a little things, lime picking up locale and languages, root password or simply partition the hard drive. Those steps were really straight forward and shouldn't stop beginners from finishing installation.

There is very nice project going on:
Caiman, which will make installation process even easier and looking much nicer :) The interactive demo of Caiman prototype

I left computer for about 2 hours and when I returned everything was ready!
I had to restart it, the first time is a little bit longer, since it is preparing some smf stuff, but after that the JDS welcome screen appeared.

\*Laptop tools\*
The installation gives me a lot of things out of the box, like Star Office, NetBeans IDE, Sun Studio 11, and much much more, you can browse the Solaris Express, Developer Edition page, but since my installation was on the laptop I went to the laptop community and installed inetmenu, frkit and iwi drivers for my Wireless Network card.

Was it simple? YES, and I am a happy to have everything working with all the tools in 3h.

Today I tried to use Evolution synchronization with my LifeDrive and it worked over Network out of the box. I have to note that I gave up integrating this on my Gentoo installation so I was using J-Pilot. This is really cool to have the common address book, calendar entries and more.

Comments:

i´m about to install it....i almost hate my current os

Posted by edgar zamora on October 05, 2007 at 02:53 PM UTC #

Did the synaptic touchpad mouse worked well after installation? Is the setup having Sun's Forte C/C++ compilers?

Posted by Kalyan on November 06, 2007 at 03:44 PM UTC #

Post a Comment:
Comments are closed for this entry.
About

migi

Search

Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today