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Pro OpenSolaris: A New Open Source OS for Linux Developers and Administrators by Christine Tran, Harry J. Foxwell PhD

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APPENDIX BOpenSolaris 2009.06

The OpenSolaris update cycle plans for new stable binary releases approximately every six months. At the time of this book's publication, the next such release is expected to be OpenSolaris 2009.06. This appendix covers some of the new features anticipated in this release.

SPARC Support

The first two releases of OpenSolaris (2008.05 and the current 2008.11) were for Intel and AMD processors only. Now that the boot process for SPARC processors has been updated to recognize ZFS file systems, OpenSolaris 2009.06 will be installable on these systems, although support for Logical Domains (LDoms on the UltraSPARC Sun4v architecture) is planned for a later release. The http://pkg.opensolaris.org/dev repository has already ...

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