Saturday Jun 07, 2008

Deirdre talks in BOSUG

Today, Deirdre Straughan gave a talk on video blogging and communication at the bosug meeting. She talked about her experiences on video blogging and emphasized the fact that people found text boring and were ready to see videos made by enthusiasts. Such videos may lack the professional feel, but they are good enough to convey the message to the audience, much better than text. Also, sometimes people want to see videos made by enthusiasts, as they look more real, and sometimes more entertaining. I am keeping the text part of this blog entry short :)

Tuesday May 06, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.05


I installed OpenSolaris 2008.05 on my Sony VAIO laptop. I am running it as a guest OS on Virtual Box running on Vista.

Now you may have the question why Vista, thats because my other pure Solaris partition is running SXDE + OHAC. Currently OHAC runs only on SXDE and hence I need to preserve the installation.

Now getting back to OpenSolaris 2008.05

I liked the single CD image, much smaller than the DVD download. But I hoped it would bundle OpenOffice or StarOffice. Right now I am downloading  OpenOffice from the online repository and it is taking a long time ...sigh

Rest of the stuff is working out of the box. The network is working and I didn't have any trouble with it. The sound card is not working, I will soon try to figure out the problem. Other than that it looks cool. Loved the new blue look and the new logo. The logo looks very similar to a logo Rohan had designed for the IEC OpenSource Mela.

The iso image is a live CD. Hence you can just boot from it without installing it. Thats a nice improvement (SXDE did not have it). Seems like compiz is integrated but I did not try it yet.

OpenSolaris First Boot OpenSolaris Login Screen
 

This post was posted from the OpenSolaris guest OS running on VirtualBox

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