OpenSolaris 2008.05 Gives A New Face To Solaris

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| Once the OpenSolaris LiveCD had booted, we were immediately greeted by a new
| theme that was vastly different from before. The background is nice and the
| colors have been improved. OpenSolaris 2008.05 is shipping with GNOME 2.20.2
| but not the newer GNOME 2.22 release (Eight Interesting Improvements In GNOME
| 2.22). However, OpenSolaris 2008.11 "Jericho" should ship with GNOME 2.22 or
| ideally GNOME 2.24.

PC-BSD 1.5.1 has just been released. Some screenshots are already up:

Screenshots PC-BSD 1.5.1


What Sun was trying to do with Open Solaris

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| So that explains why it’s take three long years to try to get basic open
| source development tools (such as putting Open Solaris source code in a
| distributed SCM located outside of the Sun firewall) for Open Solaris. It was
| never was Sun’s intention to try to promote a kernel engineering community,
| or at least, it was certainly not a high priority for them to do so. * *