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May 5, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.05 released, use os200805.iso in Virtual Environments

Filed under: cloud, opensolaris, parallels, virtualbox, Virtualization, vmware, xen — natiku @ 5:54 am

[http://www.sun.com/launch/ OpenSolaris 2008.05 released] , two distribution Live CD media are available:

os200805.iso GZIP compression Primary Languages
os200805g.iso LZMA compression All Languages

Install of GZIP based media os200805.iso is reported to be faster in Virtual Environments like xVM, VirtualBOX, Vmware or Paralles.

Note: You can add languages later from pkg.opensolaris.org network repository with pkg install

For example to add Czech language support install these packages:
pkg search -r -s | grep Czech
SUNWgnome-l10nmessages-cs      GNOME software message files for Czech
SUNWlang-cs                    Czech language support
pkg install SUNWlang-cs SUNWgnome-l10nmessages-cs

Hint: You can also try OpenSolaris 2008.05 on many platforms using just released SUN VirtualBox version 1.6

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