Thursday, January 18, 2007

Solaris Express for free??!!!

I was checking the JDC (Java Developers Conference) web site, when i found a link to Roman Strobl's blog (as he is one the speakers in the conference). In this post, i found a screenshot of Solaris Express on his laptop.

This is how the screen shot looks:

Solaris Express codenamed Nevada is a program that lets you preview work in progress code base fully functional and tested. This way you can try and test new features only weeks after they have been developed. Solaris Express can be download for free from here. I have found also that part of the code base for Solaris has been opened for review by open source community through OpenSolaris project.

Enjoy it :).

1 comment:

Magdy Wageeh said...

I want to say some things about Solaris OS coz I guess many of you will confusion and think that:
Solaris, Solaris Express and OpenSolaris are the same, and that is wrong…

Solaris is a computer operating system developed by Sun Microsystems.

OpenSolaris: is an open source project created by Sun Microsystems to build a developer community around the Solaris Operating System technology. The project's goals are innovation, collaboration and the extension of OpenSolaris technology. It aimed at developers, system administrators, and users who want to develop and improve operating systems. OpenSolaris is available for download.

Solaris OS: is Sun's operating system product, and future versions of Solaris will be based on technology from the OpenSolaris project. Solaris is available as a free binary download.

Solaris Express: is Sun's official release of the OpenSolaris bits as well as additional technology that has not been released into the OpenSolaris source base. It consists of Solaris combined with a range of software (both current and future) to help you evaluate and Sun software as quickly as possible. It is primarily intended for Solaris customers to try out the very latest technology that will eventually be productized by Sun. Solaris Express is updated monthly and is available as a free binary download.

Therefore, Solaris is a product supported by a company; OpenSolaris is a development project run by a community of developers.

Check this site.

So sorry for my LONG comment… :”>