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Solaris 11 Express on VirtualBox

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 !

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Patience is a vertue …. and it pays !

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.

Brian has the installation procedure


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