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Nexenta Core Platform 2.0
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1 35195 08-27-2009
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100% of reviewers None indicated 6.0

Description: "The Nexenta team would like to announce the immediate availability of the Nexenta Core Platform 2 release. Release highlights: OpenSolaris build 104+ with critical patches; over 13,000 packages in the repository; smooth upgrade path from NCP1; community-driven efforts bringing X.Org, Xfce and GNOME Core into the repository; based on Ubuntu 8.04 repository; this includes latest dpkg/APT, GCC, Binutils, Coreutils, Perl, Python, Ruby, Qt and GTK+ libraries; SMF support added for server applications like Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Exim; 100% native Debian environment, easy to upgrade, easy to use. Includes Vim and screen by default; addition of latest devzone version to the CD; includes apt-clone which brings ZFS power to apt-get."
Keywords: OpenSolaris Ubuntu-8.0.4-repository ZFS

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Old 08-27-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6

Pros: Fast installation, Solaris kernel is rock solid, fast network stack
Cons: software installation with apt-get is hit-or-miss, there are many broken packages.

Not as much developer support as Linux, or even the *BSD versions. Apt-get is hit-or-miss with Nexenta 2.0 repository, which is still labeled "Hardy-unstable". Apparently nobody bothered to update the repository when RC3 was rebranded as stable production 2.0. X or a window manager is not installed by default, and I couldn't get Gnome 2.26 to install on the 2.0 I use SSH to remote in to the server, which runs headless. However samba and apache installed fine, work OK, and once you get it working it is rock solid, works great.


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