Solaris kernel with GNU software?

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Solaris kernel with GNU software?

Postby afonic » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:12 pm

Oh yes!

In case any of your are interested, here it is:

http://www.gnusolaris.org/gswiki

NexentaOS is a complete GNU-based open source operating system built on top of the [WWW] OpenSolaris kernel and runtime.

It is a result of our inspiration and desire to build a great system based on the best existing software: SunOS kernel and GNU software. We use Debian - one of the best existing software distribution/packaging mechanisms - to glue the numerous pieces together. At the moment, Nexenta is not part of the [WWW] Debian Project. Our packages are not present in the Debian database. We are hoping that in the future this will change and our packages will get their "upstream acceptance".

NexentaOS is completely open source and free of any charge. It contains Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP, Firefox, Evolution, software update manager, Synaptic package manager, Gaim Instant Messenger, abiword, administration & development utilities, editors, graphics, GNOME, interpreters, libraries and many others. All of this is running on the state-of-the-art SunOS kernel. Visit our ScreenShots gallery to see them all in action.


I gave it a try and it is working very well, besides still being alpha. Seems like Sun's decision to release Solaris 10 source code to the open source community will have as result, besides the faster development of Solaris itself, many "new" operating systems, using the rock-solid Solaris kernel.
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Postby dillona_aix » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:38 am

Sounds interesting. I am going to give it a try too.
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Postby zoli » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:46 am

Does it run on SPARC?
We are about to move solaris host from Ultra 1 to an Ultra 5.

That old Ultra 1 would be perfect host to test and play with it.
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Postby afonic » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:54 pm

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