Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sabayon Linux 7 "Experimental"

Fabio Erculiani has announced the availability of three experimental editions of Sabayon Linux 7, containing the LXDE desktop environment, Enlightenment 17 and the Awesome window manager: "Directly from our 'Breaking Stuff' department, three new Sabayon 7 releases have seen the light. These releases all go under the 'Experimental' umbrella: 'LXDE' is a minimal, CD-sized flavour geared towards low-end computers, shipping the LXDE desktop environment; 'E17' is a minimal, CD-sized flavour made for people wanting to showcase the magic of Enlightenment 17; 'Awesome' window manager flavour. Features: latest and greatest package updates from repositories; Linux kernel 3.1...." Here is the brief release announcement. Download links: Sabayon_7_x86_LXDE.iso (644MB, MD5, torrent), Sabayon_7_amd64_LXDE.iso (673MB, MD5, torrent), Sabayon_7_x86_E17.iso (649MB, MD5, torrent), Sabayon_7_amd64_E17.iso (677MB, MD5, torrent), Sabayon_7_x86_Awesome.iso (651MB, MD5, torrent), Sabayon_7_amd64_Awesome.iso (684MB, MD5, torrent).

Oracle Solaris 11

Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Solaris 11, a UNIX operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems and known for its scalability and innovative enterprise features: "Oracle today announced availability of Oracle Solaris 11, the first Cloud OS. Oracle Solaris 11 is designed to meet the security, performance and scalability requirements of cloud-based deployments allowing customers to run their most demanding enterprise applications in private, hybrid, or public clouds. As the first fully virtualized operating system (OS), Oracle Solaris 11 provides comprehensive, built-in virtualization capabilities for OS, network and storage resources. Oracle Solaris 11 offers comprehensive management across the entire infrastructure - operating system, physical hardware, networking and storage, as well as the virtualization layer." See the press release and read the detailed release notes to learn more. A variety of ISO images for x86 and SPARC architectures, including a live CD image and an image for USB drives, are available for free download from this page (after creating and signing in to an account).