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Developer currently Jörg Schilling and Fabian Otto
OS family OpenSolaris (Unix)
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release June 17, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-06-17)
Latest release 0.8 / August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27)
Platforms i686
Kernel type Monolithic (Illumos Kernel[dubious ])
Userland GNU and traditional Solaris
Default user interface GNOME
Official website

SchilliX is an OpenSolaris-based live CD and distribution.[1] It was released on 17 June 2005, three days after the first release of OpenSolaris and its initial developers were Jörg Schilling, Fabian Otto, Thomas Blaesing, and Tobias Kirschstein.


Its developers claim that it is the first pure OpenSolaris-based boot CD.[2]

Version 0.7.1i used the Illumos project for the build.[3] Version 0.7.2 was the first OpenSolaris-like distro that capable of compiling the OpenSolaris source base.

Contributions to open source[edit]

The SchilliX project created an OSS replacement for the K&R cpp needed by rpcgen, dtrace and the assembler.


  1. ^ Schilling, Jörg. "SchilliX Is Real Now". Jörg Schilling's Blog. Jörg Schilling. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Schilling, Jörg. "First Pure OpenSolaris Based Boot C.D.". Jörg Schilling's Blog. Jörg Schilling. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  3. ^ djwm. "Schillix 0.7.1i released with Illumos underneath". The H. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 

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