Project Indiana on CNET

Stephen Shankland at CNET writes that Sun Microsystems has revealed the outline of a project code-named Indiana, an effort to package up the OpenSolaris operating system into a convenient and usable “distribution” in the mold of Linux.
“This project proposes to create an OpenSolaris binary distribution with a long-term goal of increasing the user base and growing mindshare in the volume market by providing easy access to the technology created within the OpenSolaris community,” according to a mailing list posting Wednesday by Sun programmer Glynn Foster.
Computers understand binary software. Developers can turn source code into binary software, but most ordinary computer users typically lack the time, expertise and interest. Free Linux versions typically are downloaded as binaries that can be burned onto a CD and installed. Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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