Earlier this month there was the release of Nexenta Core Platform 3.0 as the last likely release of this OpenSolaris + Ubuntu Hardy mix to be based upon the original OpenSolaris Nevada code-base with Oracle killing the project so now they have the Illumos OpenSolaris fork to utilize.
OpenSolaris 2009.06 delivers industry leading features in networking, storage and virtualization, along with significant performance enhancements and developer productivity updates, the best in open source software and a vibrant development community.
OpenIndiana (OI) is a distribution of illumos, which is a community fork of OpenSolaris. And OpenSolaris itself was the open source version of Solaris, before it (OpenSolaris) was discontinued by Oracle, after Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, Inc., in January 2010. Before OI’s base was switched to Illumos, it was based on OpenSolaris. I know this [...]
So you've been playing around with alternative OSes for a while and you reckon you've got this Linux thing mastered. Maybe you're tried Mac OS X and found it a bit too restrictive (or expensive); perhaps you've kicked the Hurd's tyres and thought you'll come back to it when it's something more than just a clever name.
Let me preface this question by stating that I am completely new to OpenSolaris or any UNIX based OS.
What I am trying to do is install, to a new HDD, OpenSolaris on my system that is running Win 7 64bit. The new HDD hasn't been installed yet, I am trying to figure out the best way to do this before adding it to my box.