Comparison of Solaris distributions

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Technical variations of Solaris distributions include support for different hardware devices and systems or software package configurations. Organizational differences may be motivated by historical reasons. Other criteria include security, including how quickly security upgrades are available; ease of package management; and number of packages available.

These tables compare each noteworthy distribution's latest stable release on wide-ranging objective criteria. It does not cover each operating system's subjective merits, branches marked as unstable or beta, nor compare Solaris distributions with other operating systems.

General[edit]

Basic general information about the distributions: creator or producer, release date and latest version, and so forth.

Distribution Creator Producer First public release Base distribution Latest release date Purpose
BeleniX ? ? ? OpenSolaris 0.7.1 / July 19, 2008 ?
MilaX ? ? ? OpenSolaris 0.5 / February 15, 2010 ?
Nexenta OS ? ? 2005 OpenSolaris 3.1.3.5 (October 31, 2012; 21 months ago (2012-10-31)) [±] ?
OpenIndiana ? ? 2010 OpenSolaris build 151a7 / October 6, 2012 "to become the defacto OpenSolaris distribution installed on production servers where security and bug fixes are required free of charge"[1]
SchilliX ? ? June 17, 2005 OpenSolaris 0.8 / August 27, 2012 "to deliver a OpenSolaris based distribution that is compatible with the previous Sun Solaris SXCE versions, that is as POSIX compatible as possible and that tries to stay compatible with SVr4 interfaces."[2]
Distribution Creator Producer First public release Base distribution Latest release date Purpose

Cost[edit]

Technical[edit]

Distribution Default file system Install-time desktop environment or window manager selection
BeleniX ? KDE, Xfce
MilaX ? jwm
Nexenta OS ? GNOME
OpenIndiana ZFS GNOME
SchilliX ? ?
Distribution Default file system Install-time desktop environment or window manager selection

Architecture support[edit]

Package management and installation[edit]

Information on features in the distributions. Package numbers are only approximate.

Distribution Approximate number of pre-compiled packages Approximate number of source packages Default package management tools Package Format Default installer Graphical installation procedure
BeleniX ? ? ? ? ? ?
MilaX ? ? ? ? ? ?
Nexenta OS ? ? ? APT ? ?
OpenIndiana ? ? ? IPS ? Yes
SchilliX ? ? ? ? ? ?
Distribution Approximate number of packages Approximate number of source packages Default package management tools Package Format Default installer Graphical installation procedure

Live media[edit]

Distribution Size in MB RAM Use in MB Boots from CD-ROM Boots from DVD Installable Live CD Installable Over USBs
BeleniX 680.3 ? Yes No Yes Yes
MilaX ? 128 Yes No Yes Yes
Nexenta OS 539 ? Yes No Yes No
OpenIndiana 802 ? No Yes No Yes
SchilliX 507 ? No Yes No No
Distribution Size RAM Use Boots from CD-ROM Boots from DVD Installable Live CD Installable Over USBs

Security features[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frequently Asked Questions From the OpenIndiana Wiki
  2. ^ "Schillix's Hompage". Jörg Schilling. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

External links[edit]