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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 ​ ^ pkg mgnt  ^ pkg selection ​ ^ KVM   ​^ Zones  ^ installer ​ ^ documentation ​ +^ name                                        ^ usage                ^ active ​                                                                                                             ^ pkg mgnt ^ pkg selection ​                                                                                ​^ KVM                                       ​^ Zones      ^ installer ^ documentation ​                                                           
-| [[http://​openindiana.org/​|OpenIndiana]] ​    | servers and desktops |  ​7/10((Updated every few months, website not update frequently so you have to look on the mirrors for the iso's.))  |  IPS   5/10((OK for servers, poor for desktops.)) ​ |  Y((As of 151a5 still horribly broken.)) ​ |  IPKG,​s10 ​ |   ​8/​10 ​   |  7/10((Most Solaris 10 stuff applies, wiki has limited 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.)) ​ | 
-| //I'm currently using this on my server, updates are slowish but there is activty so thats good. KVM is broken though and I can't fix it :s//                                                                                                                                                                                       ​||||||||+| [[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://​smartos.org/​|SmartOS]] ​            | hypervisor ​      ​ 10/​10((Roughtly every 2 weeks)) ​ |  pkgsrc ​ |  ​8/​10(([[http://​www.perkin.org.uk/​posts/​9000-packages-for-smartos-and-illumos.html|9000+]])) ​ |Y                                         ​|  ​IPKG,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.)) ​                                                                       ​
-| //Briefly played with this, does not fit my usage pattern but would love to play with this some more!// ​                                                                                                                                                                                      ​||||||||+| [[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://​omnios.omniti.com/​|OmniOS]] ​       | servers ​             |  ​__TODO__ ​                                                                                                                                                            ​                       ​                                                                         + 
-| [[http://​www.dilos.org/​|DilOS]] ​            | servers ​             |  ​__TODO__ ​                                                                                                                                                            ​                       ​                                                                         | +===== Additional Notes ===== 
-[[http://www.nexentastor.org/|NexentaStor]] | storage ​             |  __TODO__ ​                                                                                                                  ​| ​                                          ​| ​             |           ​| ​                                                                         | +==== 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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