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OpenIndiana

Last Update: 2017-10-31 14:55 UTC


OpenIndiana is a continuation of the OpenSolaris operating system. It was conceived during the period of uncertainty following the Oracle takeover of Sun Microsystems, after several months passed with no binary updates made available to the public. The formation proved timely, as Oracle discontinued OpenSolaris soon after in favour of Solaris 11 Express, a binary distribution with a more closed development model to début later this year. OpenIndiana is part of the Illumos Foundation, and provides a true open-source community alternative to Solaris 11 and Solaris 11 Express, with an open development model and full community participation.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 115 (83), 6 months: 114 (81), 3 months: 92 (123), 4 weeks: 44 (291), 1 week: 151 (45)

Average visitor rating: 6.25/10 from 4 review(s).


OpenIndiana Summary
Distribution OpenIndiana
Home Page http://openindiana.org/
Mailing Lists http://openindiana.org/mailman/listinfo
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums UNIX.com
Documentation http://docs.openindiana.org/
Screenshots https://www.openindiana.org/documentation/gallery/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://openindiana.org/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://www.illumos.org/projects/openindiana/issues
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 2017.x: Dedoimedo
151: DistroWatchLinuxBSDosDistroWatch
148: DistroWatch
147: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-10-31: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2017.10
 • 2017-05-03: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2017.04
 • 2016-11-01: Distribution Release: OpenIndiana 2016.10
 • 2016-04-22: Distribution Release: OpenIndiana 2016.04
 • 2015-10-04: Distribution Release: OpenIndiana 2015.10
 • 2015-03-31: Development Release: OpenIndiana 2015.03
 • 2013-08-11: Development Release: OpenIndiana oi_151a8
 • 2011-09-14: Development Release: OpenIndiana oi_151a
 • 2010-12-17: Development Release: OpenIndiana oi_148
 • More OpenIndiana releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-08-17 OpenIndiana packages MATE
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Feature 2017.10 2017.04 2016.10 2016.04 2015.10 2015.03
Release Date 2017-10-31 2017-05-03 2016-10-31 2016-04-21 2015-10-04 2015-03-31
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 396-1789 396-1789        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop MATE MATE MATE GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386 i386 i386
Init Software other other other other other other
Journaled File Systems ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh
Full Package List 2017.10 2017.04   2016.04    
Package 2017.10 2017.04 2016.10 2016.04 2015.10 2015.03
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --  
alsa-lib (1.1.5) -- -- -- -- --  
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --  
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2
bind (9.11.2) 9.10.6 9.10.4.8 9.10.4-P3 9.10.3-P4 9.9.7.3  
chromium (62.0.3202.94) -- -- -- -- --  
cups (2.2.6) 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.4.8 1.4.8  
dhcp (4.3.6) -- -- 4.3.4 -- 0.5.11  
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) -- -- -- -- --  
firefox (57.0) 52.4.1 45.9.0 45.4.0 45.0.2 43.0.3 24.8.1
freetype (2.8.1) -- -- -- -- --  
gcc (7.2.0) -- -- 4.9.3 4.9.3 4.8.5  
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- 2.8.14  
glibc (2.26) -- -- -- -- --  
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- --  
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- --  
gnumeric (1.12.36) -- -- -- -- --  
grub (2.02) 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97  
gtk+ (3.22.26) 2.24.31 2.24.30 2.24.29 2.24.29 2.24.27 2.24.27
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- 2.4.17  
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- 0.91 -- 0.48.5  
k3b (17.08.3) -- -- -- -- --  
kmod (24) -- -- -- -- --  
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1  
libreoffice (5.4.3) -- -- -- -- 4.4.7.2  
linux (4.14.1) 0.5.11 -- -- -- --  
Package 2017.10 2017.04 2016.10 2016.04 2015.10 2015.03
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- --  
mariadb (10.2.10) -- -- -- -- --  
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.16.1 1.14 -- --  
mesa (17.2.5) 8.3.0 8.3.0 12.0.3 11.1.2 11.0.4 10.5.1
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- 5.2.13  
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- 340.96 340.93 -- 340.76
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --  
openjdk (8u151) 1.8.131 1.8.112 1.7.80 1.7.80 1.7.80  
openssh (7.6p1) -- 7.4.0.1 7.2.0.2p1 7.2.0.2p1 7.1.0.1p1  
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2.12 1.0.2.11 1.0.2.7 1.0.2.7 1.0.2.5  
perl (5.26.1) -- -- 5.22.1 5.22.1 5.22.0 5.16.3
php (7.1.11) -- -- -- -- --  
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) -- -- -- -- --  
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- 3.1.1 -- 3.0.3  
postgresql (10.1) -- -- -- -- 5.2.13  
Python (3.6.3) 3.4.7 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.11 -- 2.6.9
qt (5.9.2) -- -- -- -- 4.8.7 4.8.6
samba (4.7.3) -- -- 4.4.6 4.2.11 4.1.19  
systemd (235) -- -- -- -- --  
thunderbird (52.4.0) 52.4.0 45.8.0 45.4.0 38.6.0 31.8.0 24.8.1
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) -- -- -- -- 2.2.1  
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --  
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.18.4 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for OpenIndiana

Average rating
6.3
from 4 review(s)



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Version: 2017.04
Rating: 6
Date: 2017-10-04
Votes: 6


I installed this to test the Solaris features, ZFS, zones, and D-trace; U also like the OpenSolaris concept. Everything works fine, however setting up zones is a chore. Everything has to be manually configured, like the network interface configuration
And other minor details that it more tedious than actual problems. I still like the project and will be following it. I'll keep OI in VM mode so I can continue to play


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 2017.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-07-07
Votes: 16


Much better than the 2016 version in my first review. Still the Gparted software is poor. I'm going to list here some good and bad features. First the good ones. Backups and boot environments works beautifully. Firefox browser is quite fresh, not too old. ClamAV -antivirus software runs and updates database just it should be. Updating system works fine. Some software can be installed from a different reposity. Conclusion? Safe to use Internet. I also installed Gimp, gftp, FreeCad and Acrobat Reader in Open Indiana. Well, bad ones now. Some problems in GUI. Lack of office suite. Shutdown button is not anymore available in login screen, it was in the 2016 version. My favorite thing, stock market software don't display graphics anymore. Some problems in graphics drivers and font problems. It looks like that i continue to using Open Indiana. It is very promising OS.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 2017.04
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-05-17
Votes: 1


I installed this beautiful software on my "Lenovo E545" laptop. This laptop is an AMD 5750M APU Richland version with 16 GBs Ram, DVD/RW and SDH card reader, with Wifi, but No BT. Installation went fine, It works out of the box and so far I can use Internet.

Cons: AMD Apu drivers.

Even though graphics run on VESA.
Due to lack of Audio drivers I am not able to listen to music nor listen to youtube videos.

The illumos community looks well organized and I am prettey sure they are doing their besto to imporove this version that looks very well.

For those who love to explore new paths, OpenIndiana is your place.


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