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    Posted: 15 October 2009 at 2:42pm
After finally getting this to "fully" work on my "play" PC, I have considerably more respect than previously.

It doesn't have the slick Install/HW detection of a Decent Linux, but will definetly be more stable, and have better SMP support. Registered versions also permit enhanced Direct net updates from SUN.

It seems OpenSolaris has larger base/support device drivers in progress, which also helped me get Solaris 10 working fully.

Anyone else using this for more mainstream use?

EDIT:We can go into Linux/OSX etc in aonther thread chaps... LOL
EDIT:Would also be nice to see which music apps can be ported to this..



Edited by levyte357 - 15 October 2009 at 2:49pm
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http://www.opensolaris.com/toshibanotebook/

Toshiba OpenSolaris Laptops

The partnership between Sun and the Digital Products Division of Toshiba America Information Systems provide an easy option for people who want to use Toshiba's award winning laptops with the open source platform for the future, OpenSolaris. This agreement means that people can enjoy the great features of OpenSolaris, such as Suspend/Resume, Timeslider, ZFS along with these performant, durable laptops from Toshiba.


Tecra® M10 and Portégé® R600 come preinstalled with the OpenSolaris Operating System.

From Developers to Admins to Students, these laptops deliver the power to help you do your best, broad connectivity for staying in touch, along with added protections for safer computing. All this, plus the quality, innovation and reliability you’d expect from the laptop expert.


Tecra® M10
14.1" Widescreen
Portégé® R600
12.1" Widescreen
  • • The power, performance and connectivity
    you need on the go-and back at the desk.
  • • Astonishingly thin, light and portable.
  • • Built for enhanced durability and security.
  • • Toshiba’s ultimate ultralight notebook.
  • • Built-in Optical Drive and Webcam.
  • • Tremendous battery life.

Getting Started

The Tecra® M10 and Portégé® R600 come preinstalled with OpenSolaris and several supplemental software packages, such as the following:

  • – Adobe Flash Player
  • – Glassfish
  • – Java SE Development Kit
  • – NetBeans IDE
  • – OpenOffice
  • – Sun xVM VirtualBox
  • – Sun Studio Express
  • – Web Stack that includes MySQL and the Apache Web Server

For more information, see the Getting Started page.



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only really had any experience with solaris on an oracle server at work
whats the ui like?
and why does it have any advantages over *nix style systems ?
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Originally posted by b3n b3n wrote:

only really had any experience with solaris on an oracle server at work
whats the ui like?
and why does it have any advantages over *nix style systems ?



Historically, SunOS (later known as Solaris) was typically stuffed into more universities, as opposed to the more corporate System V variants. Ironic, as SunOS is based on BSD, which was developed at University of California.

This results in more students gaining exposure to Solaris, and continuing as professionals. Hence very strong support of Solaris by the coolest GNU/OSS "free stuff".

More importantly, the environment provided by Solaris X86 is exactly the same as Solaris on big iron boxes in corporates. Meaning, playing with it at home, makes you more skilled at work. Embarrassed




Edited by levyte357 - 16 October 2009 at 12:21pm
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