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OpenIndiana 151a is released! Comments Off on OpenIndiana 151a is released!

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Another milestone has been reached by the OpenIndiana team. Release 151a is now out, bringing several key new changes to the table. The biggest one is that OpenIndiana now integrates Illumos, and also includes the kernel virtual machine (KVM), as recently released by Joyent.

You can grab the downloads from http://openindiana.org/download, with several options to choose from:

  • Desktop DVD ISO
  • Desktop USB installer image
  • Server text-based CD ISO
  • Server text-based USB installer image

You can browse the full OpenIndiana 151a release notes at http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/oi_151a+Release+Notes

Solaris 11 Early Adopter Release Comments Off on Solaris 11 Early Adopter Release

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As the Solaris 11 GA release approaches, Oracle have announced the Solaris 11 Early Adopter release. The EA release is an update on the previous Solaris 11 Express, with final features frozen.

The EA Release is aimed at developers, to carry out testing and qualification of their applications. With the feature list and functionality frozen, barring some last minute bug fixes, this is what the final Solaris 11 release will look like.

You can find out more at Oracle’s Solaris 11 Early Adopter page. Download links are direct from there – but a quick warning: the only supported SPARC systems are M and T series kit.

Now’s the time to get to grips with the Automated Installer, ZFS root, and the other changes that Solaris 11 will bring.

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