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BeleniX 0.6 at last!

By Shirl Kennedy on May 23, 2007 (8:00:00 AM)

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BeleniX 0.6 has finally arrived. The latest iteration of this "live CD" OpenSolaris distribution hits the Web just about six months after 0.5.1 was released. This release includes several improvements, including a bundled Nvidia 3D accelerated driver and desktop effects.

Based on OpenSolaris Build 60, this version includes Full Modular Xorg 7.2 and the Compiz 0.5.0 3D Manager (which works only with Nvidia cards).

Usbdump has been integrated into the LiveCD, to make it easier to put Belenix on a portable storage device. All you have to do to get BeleniX onto your thumb drive is to boot from the CD, insert your USB stick, and then execute usbdump from the terminal.

Other enhancements include updates to various bundled software components, 3000 OpenSolaris manpages, Ksh93 bundled in, some FireFox tweaks and plugins, and various fixes/clean-ups.

Shirl Kennedy is the senior editor of the DocuTicker and ResourceShelf weblogs as well as the "Internet Waves" columnist for Information Today. She has been writing about technology since 1992.

Shirl Kennedy is the senior editor of the DocuTicker and ResourceShelf weblogs, as well as the "Internet Waves" columnist for Information Today. She has been writing about technology since 1992.

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At last, At last!!

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 24, 2007 04:29 AM
meanwhile back in reality, no one gave a s**t.

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Re:At last, At last!!

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 24, 2007 06:43 AM
indeed, just like the articles written by the author

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It might have been relevant if ...

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 24, 2007 05:33 PM

Shipping the Solaris kernel with the GNU tools might have made sense. Generally the GNU tools are slightly better than their Solaris equivalents, but they will all run on Solaris (AFAIK).


It would have been really interesting to be able to compare GNU/Solaris with GNU/Linux.

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Re:It might have been relevant if ...

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 25, 2007 02:11 AM
It's called <a href="http://www.gnusolaris.org/" title="gnusolaris.org">Nexenta</a gnusolaris.org>.

Vance

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Interesting! But ...

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 28, 2007 10:10 PM

That's interesting news, and thanks for pointing it out. Why have we not seen articles about it?


Just one question: why the heck did the people who built this make up a name for it? "Nexenta"?? WTF is that supposed to mean? If it's GNU/Solaris, why not call it GNU/Solaris?

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