A new version of Solaris has been released: Oracle Solaris 11 Express. Previewing the upcoming Solaris 11 release, Solaris 11 Express is full of new functionality and is supported across a variety of SPARC and x86-based systems.
There are a variety of new things for application developers
. You can watch a couple of TechCasts on developers and Oracle Solaris 11 Express as well:
- George Drapeau discussing what’s great in Solaris 11 Express for Developers
- Don Kretsch and Vijay Tatkar on Oracle Solaris Studio and Oracle Solaris 11 Express
You can download one of the 4 Solaris 11 Express installers that are available here.
Because I’m running Solaris on my desktop, I downloaded the Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11 LiveCD for x86 version, which includes both X and GNOME, and have it on my Ultra 20 as well as a VirtualBox machine on my laptop.
Check out the Solaris 11 Express Release Notes. One thing that caught me was that I was unable to run the Package Manager until I read the “Initial Root Password After Live CD Installation” section of the Release Notes and changed my expired root password. (which is the same password you used for your account during installation)