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-====== ​Distro ​Comparison ====== +====== ​Distribution ​Comparison ====== 
-I'm currently using OpenIndiana but I am on the lookout for a possible ​repalcement, I like OpenIndiana but it's good to keep your mind open for other things. I've switched Linux distributions countless times so Solaris will be no different.+I'm currently using OpenIndiana but I am on the lookout for a possible ​replacement, I like OpenIndiana but it's good to keep your mind open for other things. I've switched Linux distributions countless times so Solaris will be no different.
  
 //The opinions about these expressed here are my **personal** opinions! If you don't like em, send constructive criticism, else go to /​dev/​null!//​ //The opinions about these expressed here are my **personal** opinions! If you don't like em, send constructive criticism, else go to /​dev/​null!//​
  
-^ name                    ^ usage ^ active ^ KVM ^ Zones ^ installer ^ documentation ​^ remarks ​+===== Legend ===== 
-| OpenIndiana ​            ​TODO  ​| ​           ​      ​          ​              ​        ​+| **Y**    | yes                                            | 
-| SmartOS ​                | TODO  |        |     ​| ​      |           ​| ​              ​        ​| +| **N**    | no                                             | 
-OmniOS ​                 ​TODO  ​| ​           ​      ​          ​              ​        ​| +| **#/10** | score out of 10, where 1 is bad and 10 is good | 
-DilOS                   TODO         ​| ​    ​      ​          |               |         | + 
-| NexentaStor ​(Community) | TODO  ​           ​|       ​| ​          ​              ​|         |+===== Dataset ===== 
 +^ name                                        ^ usage                ^ active ​                                                                                                             ^ pkg mgnt ^ pkg selection ​                                                                                ^ KVM                                       ​^ Zones      ^ installer ^ documentation ​                                                           
 +| [[http://​openindiana.org/​|OpenIndiana]]     | servers and desktops ​ ​3/​10((Decreasing activity due to lead leaving.)) ​ ​| ​  IPS    ​                         ​5/​10((OK for servers, poor for desktops.)) ​                           Y((As of 151a5 still horribly broken.))  ​ ​IPKG,​s10,​sn1  ​  8/10    ​ ​7/​10((Most Solaris 10 stuff applies, wiki has limited documentation.))  ​
 +| [[http://​smartos.org/​|SmartOS]]             hypervisor ​          |                                           10/​10((Roughtly every 2 weeks)) ​                                           ​pkgsrc  ​ ​9/​10(([[http://​www.perkin.org.uk/​posts/​9000-packages-for-smartos-and-illumos.html|9000+]]))  ​|  ​Y                                          ​Sparse((Also know as Joyent branded zones.)),​LX((Experimental)),​KVM  ​  10/10               8/10((Wiki has all the essentials you'll need.)) ​            | 
 +[[http://​omnios.omniti.com/​|OmniOS]] ​       ​servers ​             ​                                                     ​8/​10((More or less monthly.)) ​                                                      |  ​IPS        ​| ​ ​7/​10((Less packages but only aims at servers, sometimes slightly newer versions than OI.))                                                                                              ​Y ​                                         ​IPKG,​s10,​sn1 ​         ​ ​8/​10 ​        |  6/10((Not much on there website, most OI documentation applies though.)                                                                       | 
 +[[http://​www.dilos.org/​|DilOS]] ​            servers ​             |  5/​10((Currently supported by one man, It very looks promising but I have doubts about the longevity :())                                                                                                          |  APT       |  ​7/​10 ​                                                                                             ​Y ​                                         ​IPKG,​DPKG,​lx,​s10,​sn1 ​ |  4/10         |  ​5/​10 ​                                                                       | 
 + 
 +===== Additional Notes ===== 
 +==== OpenIndiana ==== 
 +Currently my main issue with OpenIndiana is the broken KVM, this is hard to fix however. 
 + 
 +Some of the packages are bit older than OmniOS (OpenSSL for example), package selection is larger than OmniOS but I gave it a lower score. 
 +Mostly because OI aims to be a server and desktop operating system, while OmniOS only aims at servers. Due to this the overall package selection of OI appears less //fresh//. However for servers, there is little difference. 
 + 
 +OI seems to be moving slower than OmniOS (time from bugfixes to release), however this may just be my perception.  
 +==== OpenIndiana / OmniOS ==== 
 +They use the same installer, so same issues with it. 
 +  - Install over and over again on the same set of disks will have you ending up with rpool1, rpool2,​... 
 +  - Impossible to install directly onto a mirror or raidz if multiple disks are available. 
 +  - Sometimes crashes if DVD-drive is to slow to respond (could be handled more cleanly) 
 + 
 +==== DilOS ==== 
 +I really like what I'm seeing here. APT instead of IPS, lots of extra'​s like lx zone, kvm and kvm for non-ept... 
 +On the other hand, the installer is not very user friendly, I gave it a 4 because it does more or less the bare minimum an installer should do. 
 + 
 +However for now my concern is that it's development rests on one man. If he quits the project is dead. 
 + 
 +Personally I would like to see large things of this merged to OI with a nice upgrade path. (APT, KVM, lx zone) 
 + 
 +Some smaller annoyances, doing a clean upgrade is not as streamlined as using IPS. 
 +Going on my linux instinct I destroyed my first install :s
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