The latest release of OpenSolaris (2008.11) just posted a few weeks ago. As we discussed in Brasil it is so easy to get and so easy to kick the tires using Virtual Box. The community has been busy building out the latest enhancements to this release. We have aggregated FOSS components such as GNOME, FireFox and Thunderbird while having innovated as well. Take notice of our new installer, OpenOffice 3.0, ZFS Time Slider as well as the integrated packaging system (IPS) repository. Innovation and aggregation brought to you by the same source.
Keep in mind the 2008.11 release is built using the SAME technologies that bring you an enterprise operating system. From a scalable multiprocessing kernel to a GUI interface targeted at Web developers, 2008.11 combines the best of both worlds. Take some time and use the package repository to add or subtract the thousands of FOSS application available to you. While the package repository continues to grow every community member has the opportunity to contribute at their own comfort level.
Kudos to the team and stay tuned for the 2009.04 release… Think about working with the community on the build updates that get posted every 2 weeks at OpenSolaris.org.
Peter Buckingham gave it a spin.