After Sun released Solaris 10 with tons of new features like DTrace, I always wanted to try it. My past attempt of installing x86 Solaris on my laptop wasn't very pleasant. Solaris couldn't recognize my Video and Network cards. I was always hesitant to try it again.
Few days ago I came to know that Sun Engineering has released a OpenSolaris live CD/DVD called "Belenix". So I decided to give it a try.
Since OpenSolaris platform is not targeted for personal computing use, there is no point in installing it on a laptop. But for enthusiast developers, Belonix Live CD should give an opportunity to try and learn new features of Solaris.
As of today Belonix comes with following applications/tools
# Xorg 6.9
# Supports KDE and Gnome2.14 desktops
# DTrace Toolkit Guide
# Mozilla Firefox Browser v1.5
# Thunderbird EMail client v 1.5
# ImageMagick and Gimp
# Supports ZFS
I will post more information after I try the Belonix.