Final install report for Solaris 10 x86 and Dell Inspiron 4100

This is not much of a report since it seems everything installed without any problems. The only thing that does not work (I think), is the sound card.

After I installed the OS (Build61), I went over to Blastwave and used their pkg-get utility to download goodies such as blackbox, xfce, evolution, gcc, and others.

I do have some concerns, such as:

1.) The OS takes a long time to install..
2.) I typed 'netscape' at the command line and it looks like the default version is 4.78. Wow. I hope we ship a much newer version of Mozilla in the final release.
3.) GNOME crashes when you try to drag a folder or icon anywhere.

Other than that, everything went pretty smooth. Maybe if I get an open couple of days (impossible), I'll try configuring a Solaris 10 Beta desktop as my daily workstation. I still have questions about support for firewire HDs before I do that though.
Comments:

There \*is\* a Mozilla in the Solaris 10 distro (or there is in the Sparc build) but it's really well hidden. I wound up hunting through the pkginfo and finding the likely-looking packages; I guess a brute-force "find" would also have done the trick.

Posted by Geoff Arnold on June 13, 2004 at 10:00 PM PDT #

Current Solaris 10 builds include 3 browsers: Netscape 4.78 as /usr/dt/bin/netscape, Netscape 7.0 as /usr/dt/bin/sun_netscape, and Mozilla 1.4 as /usr/sfw/bin/mozilla.

Posted by Alan Coopersmith on June 14, 2004 at 03:53 PM PDT #

I just wanted to say "Thanks!" for pointing me to blastwave.org. Once I installed it and got it running, it is proving to be a god-send. I wish information about sites like this was more widely distributed.

Posted by Micah Abbott on June 15, 2004 at 12:47 AM PDT #

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