Sunday, February 26, 2012

illumian, a new illumos based distro

This iso has become a rarity: as you know, NCP4 never saw the light:





Nevertheless illumos has now the second distribution - illumian, where the packaging system is the main difference from the OpenIndiana and the first iso has a very simple text-mode installer developed by Nexenta for the NCP distribution.
I hope illumian will continue to grow and improve, and for people who like Solaris but feel it could use a more practical "apt-get", illumian is exceptional.
If you're interesred in joining, feel free to talk in #illumian, or subscribe and make a post to the illumian-dev mailing list.

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