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OpenIndiana

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 UTC


OpenIndiana is a continuation of the OpenSolaris operating system. It was conceived during the period of uncertainty following the Oracle takeover of Sun Microsystems, after several months passed with no binary updates made available to the public. The formation proved timely, as Oracle discontinued OpenSolaris soon after in favour of Solaris 11 Express, a binary distribution with a more closed development model to début later this year. OpenIndiana is part of the Illumos Foundation, and provides a true open-source community alternative to Solaris 11 and Solaris 11 Express, with an open development model and full community participation.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 112 (83), 6 months: 119 (85), 3 months: 169 (46), 4 weeks: 164 (40), 1 week: 179 (38)

Average visitor rating: 7.29/10 from 7 review(s).


OpenIndiana Summary
Distribution OpenIndiana
Home Page http://openindiana.org/
Mailing Lists http://openindiana.org/mailman/listinfo
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums UNIX.com
Documentation http://docs.openindiana.org/
Screenshots https://www.openindiana.org/documentation/gallery/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://openindiana.org/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://www.illumos.org/projects/openindiana/issues
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 2017.x: Dedoimedo
151: DistroWatchLinuxBSDosDistroWatch
148: DistroWatch
147: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-10-31: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2017.10
 • 2017-05-03: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2017.04
 • 2016-11-01: Distribution Release: OpenIndiana 2016.10
 • 2016-04-22: Distribution Release: OpenIndiana 2016.04
 • 2015-10-04: Distribution Release: OpenIndiana 2015.10
 • 2015-03-31: Development Release: OpenIndiana 2015.03
 • 2013-08-11: Development Release: OpenIndiana oi_151a8
 • 2011-09-14: Development Release: OpenIndiana oi_151a
 • 2010-12-17: Development Release: OpenIndiana oi_148
 • More OpenIndiana releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-02-14 OpenIndiana updates GCC
 •2016-08-17 OpenIndiana packages MATE
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Feature 2017.10 2017.04 2016.10 2016.04 2015.10 2015.03
Release Date 2017-10-31 2017-05-03 2016-10-31 2016-04-21 2015-10-04 2015-03-31
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 396-1789 396-1789        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop MATE MATE MATE GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386 i386 i386
Init Software other other other other other other
Journaled File Systems ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh
Full Package List 2017.10 2017.04   2016.04    
Package 2017.10 2017.04 2016.10 2016.04 2015.10 2015.03
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --  
alsa-lib (1.1.6) -- -- -- -- --  
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --  
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2
bind (9.12.1) 9.10.6 9.10.4.8 9.10.4-P3 9.10.3-P4 9.9.7.3  
chromium (66.0.3359.117) -- -- -- -- --  
cups (2.2.7) 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.4.8 1.4.8  
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- 4.3.4 -- 0.5.11  
e2fsprogs (1.44.1) -- -- -- -- --  
firefox (59.0.2) 52.4.1 45.9.0 45.4.0 45.0.2 43.0.3 24.8.1
freetype (2.9) -- -- -- -- --  
gcc (7.3.0) -- -- 4.9.3 4.9.3 4.8.5  
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- 2.8.14  
glibc (2.27) -- -- -- -- --  
gnome-shell (3.28.0) -- -- -- -- --  
gnucash (3.0) -- -- -- -- --  
gnumeric (1.12.39) -- -- -- -- --  
grub (2.02) 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97  
gtk+ (3.22.30) 2.24.31 2.24.30 2.24.29 2.24.29 2.24.27 2.24.27
httpd (2.4.33) -- -- -- -- 2.4.17  
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- 0.91 -- 0.48.5  
k3b (18.04.0) -- -- -- -- --  
kmod (25) -- -- -- -- --  
krita (4.0.1)            
libreoffice (6.0.3) -- -- -- -- 4.4.7.2  
linux (4.16.3) 0.5.11 -- -- -- --  
Package 2017.10 2017.04 2016.10 2016.04 2015.10 2015.03
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --  
mariadb (10.2.14) -- -- -- -- --  
mate-desktop (1.20.1) 1.18.0 1.16.1 1.14 -- --  
mesa (18.0.1) 8.3.0 8.3.0 12.0.3 11.1.2 11.0.4 10.5.1
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- 5.2.13  
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- 340.96 340.93 -- 340.76
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --  
openjdk (9.0.4) 1.8.131 1.8.112 1.7.80 1.7.80 1.7.80  
openssh (7.7p1) -- 7.4.0.1 7.2.0.2p1 7.2.0.2p1 7.1.0.1p1  
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2.12 1.0.2.11 1.0.2.7 1.0.2.7 1.0.2.5  
perl (5.26.2) -- -- 5.22.1 5.22.1 5.22.0 5.16.3
php (7.2.4) -- -- 7.0 -- --  
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) -- -- -- -- --  
postfix (3.3.0) -- -- 3.1.1 -- 3.0.3  
postgresql (10.3) -- -- -- -- 5.2.13  
Python (3.6.5) 3.4.7 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.11 -- 2.6.9
qt (5.10.1) -- -- -- -- 4.8.7 4.8.6
samba (4.8.0) -- -- 4.4.6 4.2.11 4.1.19  
systemd (238) -- -- -- -- --  
thunderbird (52.7.0) 52.4.0 45.8.0 45.4.0 38.6.0 31.8.0 24.8.1
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.1) -- -- -- -- 2.2.1  
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --  
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.5 1.18.4 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.3
from 7 review(s)



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Version: 2017.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-07
Votes: 1


This is the very first OS that installed without a glitch on a ThinkPad W541 (beside of course wireless card. best is to get a supported dongle type).

To fix audio with comment found here: https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=xstreamos

Otherwise, truly a gem. I am switching.


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Version: 2017.10
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-01-11
Votes: 12


Pros

Stable
Secure
Up to date
ZFS with clone, snapshot easy to use
Powerfull IPS packaging system offering BE (boot environment ZFS based)
ZONES
Enough server and desktop Software
Mate Desktop
Run fine inside VirtualBox
NVIDIA driver available
Firefox/Thunderbird 52 esr are OK

Cons

Only Rolling release
No FlashPlayer
LibreOffice is available but not on the main repository
OI needs more users using it as a desktop
too few developpers



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Version: 2017.10
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-11-27
Votes: 5


Pros,
The system is very stable.
ZFS file system and snapshots.
Boot enviroments.
It has most if the packages that I need.
Actively developed.
KVM, Zones and Virtualbox.

Cons,
Firefox seems a little unstable.
Would like to install Chrome browser.
Some packages are not available that are in popular Linux distros.

I have been using OpenIndiana as one of my main systems for about a year now and overall I am quite happy with it.


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