|KBD layout and language selection|
|GNOME 2.3 on openindiana|
Otherwise looking through the available packages I feel like using Fedora 12 on a ppc machine, it is like being in a package deprived desert. This can be explained by the simple fact that it is an unpopular platform, we can't complain because it is sort of early days for it. This release is from September 2011, but the software is older than that. One package that is cutting edge and can be used is VirtualBox, or at least it should be if I could manage to install it, but it doesn't want to install. If they are going to market this as OpenSolaris it should be able to run Solaris packages, otherwise what is the point? I will wait for the next release and try this interesting thing on real hardware. For now it probably can appeal to Solaris people but it offers nothing to a Linux user. Don't walk away from this post thinking it is bad or something. I actually like it. I can see myself using it for one purpose or another, but it needs work. I will put it in the same box as haiku, even if the expectation from an OpenSolaris based operating system is higher than a BeOS based one. The main problem is software support, but this is covered by GNU, somebody needs to compile and package. This has the potential of being something really nice in the future.