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OpenIndiana

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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: 123 (81), 6 months: 118 (86), 3 months: 101 (130), 4 weeks: 113 (102), 1 week: 130 (48)

Average visitor rating: 6.48/10 from 21 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/
Bug Tracker http://www.illumos.org/projects/openindiana/issues
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 2017.x: Dedoimedo
151: DistroWatchLinuxBSDosDistroWatch
148: DistroWatch
147: DistroWatch
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-11-07: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2019.10
 • 2019-05-12: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2019.04
 • 2018-10-24: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2018.10
 • 2018-04-28: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2018.04
 • 2017-10-31: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2017.10
 • 2017-05-03: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2017.04
 • 2016-11-01: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2016.10
 • 2016-04-22: OS Release: OpenIndiana 2016.04
 • 2015-10-04: OS 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
 • More OpenIndiana releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-02-14 OpenIndiana updates GCC
 •2016-08-17 OpenIndiana packages MATE
 • More OpenIndiana headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 2019.10 2019.04 2018.10 2018.04 2017.10 2017.04 2016.10 2016.04 2015.10 2015.03 Feature
Release Date 2019-11-07 2019-05-12 2018-10-24 2018-04-28 2017-10-31 2017-05-03 2016-10-31 2016-04-21 2015-10-04 2015-03-31 Release Date
End Of Life                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 430-2000 300-2000 300-2000 300-2000 300-2000 300-2000         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE MATE GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG PKG Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS ZFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
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 ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh ar, he, id, ja, ko, zh Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2019.10 2019.04 2018.10 2018.04 2017.10 2017.04 2016.10 2016.04 2015.10 2015.03 Full Package List
Package 2019.10 2019.04 2018.10 2018.04 2017.10 2017.04 2016.10 2016.04 2015.10 2015.03 Package
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.4)
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.2.1.2)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 5.0 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.6) 9.14.7 9.10.6-P1 9.10.6-P1 9.10.6-P1 9.10.6 9.10.4-P8 9.10.4-P3 9.10.3-P4 9.9.7-P33 9.9.6-P2 bind (9.15.6)
chromium (79.0.3945.79) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (79.0.3945.79)
cups (2.3.0) 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.4.8 cups (2.3.0)
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- e2fsprogs (1.45.4)
firefox (71.0) 60.9.0 60.6.3 52.9.0 52.7.3 52.4.1 45.9.0 45.4.0 45.0.2 24.8.1 24.8.1 firefox (71.0)
freetype (2.10.1) -- 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.8 2.7.1 2.7 2.5.5 2.5.5 2.4.11 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) -- 6.5.0 6.4.0 6.4.0 4.9.4 4.9.4 4.9.4 4.9.3 4.8.5 4.8.3 gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.14) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.14)
glibc (2.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.34.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.2)
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.7)
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.46)
grub (2.04) 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.13) -- 3.24.8 3.24.1 3.18.9 3.18.9 3.18.9 3.14.15 2.24.29 2.24.27 2.24.27 gtk (3.24.13)
httpd (2.4.41) -- 2.4.39 2.4.35 2.4.33 -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.41)
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (19.12.0)
kmod (26) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.8.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.2.8.2)
libreoffice (6.3.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (6.3.4)
linux (5.4.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- linux (5.4.3)
Package 2019.10 2019.04 2018.10 2018.04 2017.10 2017.04 2016.10 2016.04 2015.10 2015.03 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.4.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.4.11)
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.22.1 1.22.1 1.20.3 1.18.0 1.18.0 1.16.1 1.14.1 -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.2)
mesa (19.3.0) 8.3.0 13.0.6 13.0.6 13.0.6 13.0.6 13.0.6 12.0.3 11.1.2 11.0.4 10.5.1 mesa (19.3.0)
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.18)
nautilus (3.34.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.34.2)
NVIDIA (440.44) -- 340.107 340.107 340.106 340.104 340.102 340.96 340.93 340.93 340.76 NVIDIA (440.44)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13.0.1) 1.8.172 8u172 8u172 8u162 8u131 8u112 7u80 7u80 7u76 7u60 openjdk (13.0.1)
openssh (8.1p1) -- 7.9p1 7.8p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 7.2p2 7.2p2 -- -- openssh (8.1p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.0.2.20 1.0.2r 1.0.2o 1.0.2o 1.0.2l 1.0.2k 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2e 1.0.1o openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.1) -- 5.24.3 5.24.3 5.24.3 5.24.0 5.22.2 5.22.1 5.22.1 5.22.0 5.16.3 perl (5.30.1)
php (7.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.0 -- -- -- php (7.4.0)
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.17.4)
postfix (3.4.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.4.8)
postgresql (12.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (12.1)
Python (3.8.0) -- 3.5.7 3.4.9 3.4.7 3.4.7 2.7.13 2.7.12 2.7.11 2.7.10 2.6.9 Python (3.8.0)
qt (5.14.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.14.0)
samba (4.11.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- samba (4.11.3)
systemd (244) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (244)
thunderbird (68.3.0) 52.9.1 52.9.1 52.9.1 52.7.0 52.4.0 45.8.0 45.4.0 38.6.0 31.8.0 24.8.1 thunderbird (68.3.0)
vim (8.2) 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 vim (8.2)
vlc (3.0.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.19.7 1.19.7 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.19.5 1.18.4 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.14.7 1.12.4 xorg-server (1.20.6)

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Average rating
6.5
from 21 review(s)



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Version: 2019.10
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-12-03
Votes: 1


pros:
+nice looking MATE desktop
+pure open source unix
+based on Solaris

cons:
-runs waaay too hot and eats too much ram
-only one modern browser, and it doesn't work
-extremely spartan software selection, makes Solus look like windows 10 by comparison

overall impression:
A really nice foundation with the Solaris/IllumOS base combined with the MATE desktop environment. However, where is the software? Only Firefox60 is available as a modern web browser, and it either dumps core or fails to respond. Lynx is the only other browser available in repo. Where is Libre Office or VLC media player? You must update the initial install and then add two other repos before being able to install an office suite and a media player. No C compiler preinstalled, either? So, more hoops to jump through just to compile the basic software that they didn't bother to include in repo. It takes more than an X display server and MATE to make something "Desktop Friendly". Great for devs, horrible for everyone else. They should advertise that fact instead of presenting this as "Desktop Friendly".


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Version: 2019.04
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-11-11
Votes: 0


Pity with OI is that it's a beautiful desktop to look at but the system has several probs. One thing not mentioned in other posts is that several users on the mailing list have documented problems in booting Dell machines with the standard iso or usb image. The list does have some very helpful people and is usually quick to respond to a call for help!


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Version: 2019.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-11-04
Votes: 3


Welcome at all, is my opinion OpenIndiana is real UNIX very stable with most features. I think he is wrong has to want wish to please everyone. Openidiana i think to go a direction, like system for developers.Is my opinion to openindiana team they concentrate developer under one hardware, like Sun microsystems. Yes good x86 but not all.


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