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Last Update: 2018-10-11 05:13 UTC

SmartOS is an open-source UNIX-like operating system based on illumos, a community fork of OpenSolaris. It features four technologies - ZFS (a combined file system and logical volume manager), DTrace (a dynamic tracing framework for troubleshooting kernel and application problems), Zones (a lightweight virtualisation solution) and KVM (a full virtualisation solution for running a variety of guest operating systems, including Linux, Windows, BSD and Plan9). SmartOS is designed to be particularly suitable for building clouds and generating appliances.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 26 (353), 6 months: 26 (354), 3 months: 27 (367), 4 weeks: 30 (378), 1 week: 27 (382)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 2 review(s).

SmartOS Summary
Distribution SmartOS
Home Page http://smartos.org/
Mailing Lists http://wiki.smartos.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=755485
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.smartos.org/
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors hhttp://wiki.smartos.org/display/DOC/Download+SmartOS
Bug Tracker https://github.com/joyent/smartos-live/issues
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Feature 20181011 20171207
Release Date 2018-10-11 2017-12-07
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 269-269 269-269
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop -- --
Package Management pkgsrc pkgsrc
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software other other
Journaled File Systems ZFS ZFS
Multilingual en en
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List    
Package 20181011 20171207
abiword (3.0.2)    
alsa-lib (1.1.7)    
ati-driver (18.30)    
bash (4.4.18)    
bind (9.13.5)    
chromium (71.0.3578.98)    
cups (2.2.10)    
dhcp (4.4.1)    
e2fsprogs (1.44.4)    
firefox (64.0)    
freetype (2.9.1)    
gcc (8.2.0)    
gimp (2.10.8)    
glibc (2.28)    
gnome-shell (3.30.2)    
gnucash (3.3)    
gnumeric (1.12.44)    
grub (2.02)    
gtk+ (3.24.2)    
httpd (2.4.37)    
inkscape (0.92.3)    
k3b (18.12.0)    
kmod (25)    
krita (4.1.7)    
libreoffice (6.1.3)    
linux (4.19.9)    
Package 20181011 20171207
lxpanel (0.9.3)    
mariadb (10.3.11)    
mate-desktop (1.20.3)    
mesa (18.3.1)    
mysql (8.0.13)    
nautilus (3.30.5)    
NVIDIA (415.18)    
openbox (3.6.1)    
openjdk (10.0.2)    
openssh (7.9p1)    
openssl (1.1.1a)    
perl (5.28.0)    
php (7.3.0)    
plasma-desktop (5.14.4)    
postfix (3.3.2)    
postgresql (11.1)    
Python (3.7.1)    
qt (5.12.0) -- --
samba (4.9.3)    
systemd (239)    
thunderbird (60.3.3)    
vim (8.1)    
vlc (3.0.4)    
xfdesktop (4.12.4)    
xorg-server (1.20.3)    

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Version: 20181011
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-17
Votes: 3

This container OS. Runs "opensource Solaris" (joyent) zones in a feature weight resource efficient manner, also has KVM support on Intel HW for running Linux/Unix/Windows hosts.

ZFS for filesystem and dtrace for program debugging (even lacking source) are a godsend.

Did not 10/10 due to slight lag in NVMe support.

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Version: 20170525
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-01
Votes: 28

Best solid configurable container OS. Can run *nix and Windows with ease. Can use Docker but doesn't need it. Use it on a small server or in a billion dollar data center. ZFS for easy redundancy, backups and container management.

Would have been 10/10, but lost one point for not having nano in the global zone :P

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