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I just downloaded and installed Solaris Express 11 on VirtualBox on my Mac and I was pleasantly surprised by the integration work done during these last two years. Everything I tested is working out of the box, including screen resizing, a traditional paint point of Solaris + VirtualBox.
Beside paving the way toward Oracle Solaris 11 and being one of the first Oracle branded release of Solaris, there are many new functions for developers and system administrators.
I was particularly impressed by the extremely simple installation process, that started with OpenSolaris and is now live for all current and future Solaris users. You can have a preview with this video.
You can also download a prebuilt Virtual Box VM, ready to use.
Give it a try !
Since several years, Solaris x86 (and now OpenSolaris) users are complaining about the lack of a decent PDF viewer for our platform. Surprisingly Adobe maintained up-to-date it’s SPARC version, but not the x86 version.
This is probably a sign of the OpenSolaris adoption rate : Adobe just released Acrobat Reader 9 for Solaris and OpenSolaris on x86 platforms.