By Scottdickson-Oracle on Jan 13, 2010
The last build of SXCE, the Solaris Express Community Edition, Build 130 has been released. So, what?
Well, this means that it's time for all of us laggards who have been basking in the glow of new features and capabilities given to us by the Solaris developers, but who have not been willing to take the plunge into OpenSolaris completely, need to get off the fence and move straight away to OpenSolaris.
I made that move over the holidays. Got a new laptop. Perfect time to make the move. Used to be, I would run SXCE natively on my laptop and run OpenSolaris in a VirtualBox. My rationale is that I do a lot of demonstrations for customers and I wanted my laptop to look as much like the production Solaris 10 as possible, while still getting the cool new stuff.
Now, I run OpenSolaris native on the laptop and run Solaris 10 in a VirtualBox when I need it.
Turns out the migration has been remarkably painless. My only hassle was actually moving my own data from one laptop to the other.
I guess that in the eggs and bacon breakfast of OSes, I have moved from being the chicken (involved in the process) to being the pig (fully committed). And this is some tasty, thick sliced, smoked bacon! Mmmm.