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 ====== Distribution 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!//​
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 ===== Dataset ===== ===== Dataset =====
-^ name                                        ^ usage                ^ active ^ KVM ^ Zones ^ installer ^ documentation ​^ remarks ​+^ name                                        ^ usage                ^ active ​                                                                                                             ^ pkg mgnt ^ pkg selection ​                                                                                ^ KVM                                       ​^ Zones      ^ installer ^ documentation ​                                                           
-| [[http://​openindiana.org/​|OpenIndiana]] ​    | servers and desktops |            ​      ​          ​              ​        ​+| [[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]] ​            ​| ​virtualization ​                 ​      ​          ​              ​        ​+| [[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 ​             |        |     ​      ​          |               |         | +| [[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 ​             |        ​| ​    |       ​| ​          ​              ​|         | +| [[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 ​                                                                       ​| 
-[[http://www.nexentastor.org/|NexentaStor]] | storage ​             |        |     ​| ​      ​| ​          ​| ​              ​| ​        |+ 
 +===== 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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