Up to date
ZFS with clone, snapshot easy to use
Powerfull IPS packaging system offering BE (boot environment ZFS based)
Enough server and desktop Software
Run fine inside VirtualBox
NVIDIA driver available
Firefox/Thunderbird 52 esr are OK
Only Rolling release
LibreOffice is available but not on the main repository
OI needs more users using it as a desktop
too few developpers
I installed this to test the Solaris features, ZFS, zones, and D-trace; U also like the OpenSolaris concept. Everything works fine, however setting up zones is a chore. Everything has to be manually configured, like the network interface configuration
And other minor details that it more tedious than actual problems. I still like the project and will be following it. I'll keep OI in VM mode so I can continue to play
Much better than the 2016 version in my first review. Still the Gparted software is poor. I'm going to list here some good and bad features. First the good ones. Backups and boot environments works beautifully. Firefox browser is quite fresh, not too old. ClamAV -antivirus software runs and updates database just it should be. Updating system works fine. Some software can be installed from a different reposity. Conclusion? Safe to use Internet. I also installed Gimp, gftp, FreeCad and Acrobat Reader in Open Indiana. Well, bad ones now. Some problems in GUI. Lack of office suite. Shutdown button is not anymore available in login screen, it was in the 2016 version. My favorite thing, stock market software don't display graphics anymore. Some problems in graphics drivers and font problems. It looks like that i continue to using Open Indiana. It is very promising OS.
I installed this beautiful software on my "Lenovo E545" laptop. This laptop is an AMD 5750M APU Richland version with 16 GBs Ram, DVD/RW and SDH card reader, with Wifi, but No BT. Installation went fine, It works out of the box and so far I can use Internet.
Cons: AMD Apu drivers.
Even though graphics run on VESA.
Due to lack of Audio drivers I am not able to listen to music nor listen to youtube videos.
The illumos community looks well organized and I am prettey sure they are doing their besto to imporove this version that looks very well.
For those who love to explore new paths, OpenIndiana is your place.
Interesting, but not so useful like mainstream Linux-distros are. Really bad problem in login screen when graphics won't work. It appears in a new boot environment. First environment works. Anyway, I'm writing this comment from Openindiana. Reality is that Openindiana still is marginal distro. Gparted-sofftware is "naked" it won't let use 2 hard-disks at the same time. If you are nerd, it can be worth of testing.