Nexenta 3.0.1 for Linux

by Nexenta Systems, Inc.

Avg. Rating 3.7 (48 votes)

File Details

File Size 525.9 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,122
Publisher Nexenta Systems, Inc.
Homepage Nexenta

Publisher's Description

Nexenta is a complete GNU-based open source operating system built on top of the OpenSolaris kernel and runtime. It contains Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP, Firefox, Evolution, software update manager, Synaptic package manager, Gaim Instant Messenger, abiword, administration & development utilities, editors, graphics, GNOME, interpreters, libraries and many others. All of this is running on the state-of-the-art SunOS kernel.

Latest Reviews

epowell101

epowell101 reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Jun 25, 2008

Nexenta is a relatively easy to use, fully GNU capable OS with Solaris under the hood. You can do full snapshot upgrades with roll backs which is excellent. The alpha of 2.0 is an alpha (duh) but for certain packages looks to be a giant step forward.

po4ko

po4ko reviewed v1.0 RC3 on Jan 29, 2008

Well... but it is the intention of the project to provide an enterprise grade OS, and not a desktop one:

http://www.nexenta.org/os/AboutNexenta

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v1.0 RC3 on Jan 29, 2008

While Solaris is a great operating system, it's lack of hardware support on x86 desktop computers makes it completely useless for use on anything but high end servers. This OS is doomed if it doesn't get better x86 desktop computer hardware support.

azieba

azieba reviewed v"Elatte" Alpha 7 on Dec 16, 2007

The distro looks promising but it is not for the average Joe Brown user. It is just plain old Solaris for those who use and/or like it. Belenix is definitely more user-friendly and the like.
Obviously, it takes a while to boot (a lot more than on a *BSD for instance) but hey, patience helps ! (plus some say OpenSolaris plus might not be speed but robustness).
Meanwhile, does somebody have any feedback on how to easily set up a wifi connection with standard wifi PCI cards ?
I am still searching for an easy drive/card combination.
Thanks in advance.
Arnaud ZIEBA

tipsyboy

tipsyboy reviewed v"Elatte" Alpha 5 on Oct 15, 2006

I am writing this on the NEXENTA alpha 5 "live-cd".

Sound is not detected - though I have 2 soundcards in my machine (soundblaster live! and m-audio).
The network connection is slow as with an old 56k modem, though I have gigabit-ethernet and DSL.

Everything else looks "nice" and promising. What I do not like is GNOME - and that I do not have the slightest idea of SOLARIS - though I used LINUX for sometime and know a bit of that one. °__°

And - btw - the booting process took about 15 minutes (P IV 2.4 1024MB dual channel RAM). O yes, NEXENTA won't boot in "enhanced mode", I had to use "compatible mode" (in BIOS) to get it booting - "enhanced mode" meaning that both PATA+SATA are enabled, so you can use 6 devices, while "compatible mode" is for DOS, Win98 etc. with only 4 devices to use.

What I missed very much was the possibility to configure any hardware that was missed by the booting process, on the desktop or at the command prompt - with some online help, of course.

Hope this tells you something.

netean

netean reviewed v"Elatte" Alpha 4 on Mar 31, 2006

this could be a really interesting project. definately one to watch... my only worry is that it looks like Linux (uses gnome in screenshots), it's effectively *unix* and I don't see much difference between this, linux, *bsd... as they all stem from the same roots. So they may all have the same benefits (question then: how do you decide which one is for you?) but crucially the same (big) flaws (lack of user friendliness etc)

slushdot

slushdot reviewed v"Elatte" Alpha 4 on Mar 30, 2006

I don't know why you'd think the Solaris kernel wasn't stable, it's massively popular in businesses and scientific institutions. If it wasn't stable, they wouldn't touch it.

To me, it looks like this could finally be 'Unix-Done-Right'. Linux has become way too fragmented these days.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed vPre-Alpha 1 on Nov 9, 2005

Shows incredible potential.

But I'm not too sure if using the SunOS kernel is a wise decision. But if it proves stable and fully compatible with Linux programs, I'll give it a 5 in the future.

Avg. Rating 3.7 (48 votes)
Your Rating
epowell101

epowell101 reviewed v2.0 Alpha 1 on Jun 25, 2008

Nexenta is a relatively easy to use, fully GNU capable OS with Solaris under the hood. You can do full snapshot upgrades with roll backs which is excellent. The alpha of 2.0 is an alpha (duh) but for certain packages looks to be a giant step forward.

po4ko

po4ko reviewed v1.0 RC3 on Jan 29, 2008

Well... but it is the intention of the project to provide an enterprise grade OS, and not a desktop one:

http://www.nexenta.org/os/AboutNexenta

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v1.0 RC3 on Jan 29, 2008

While Solaris is a great operating system, it's lack of hardware support on x86 desktop computers makes it completely useless for use on anything but high end servers. This OS is doomed if it doesn't get better x86 desktop computer hardware support.

azieba

azieba reviewed v"Elatte" Alpha 7 on Dec 16, 2007

The distro looks promising but it is not for the average Joe Brown user. It is just plain old Solaris for those who use and/or like it. Belenix is definitely more user-friendly and the like.
Obviously, it takes a while to boot (a lot more than on a *BSD for instance) but hey, patience helps ! (plus some say OpenSolaris plus might not be speed but robustness).
Meanwhile, does somebody have any feedback on how to easily set up a wifi connection with standard wifi PCI cards ?
I am still searching for an easy drive/card combination.
Thanks in advance.
Arnaud ZIEBA

tipsyboy

tipsyboy reviewed v"Elatte" Alpha 5 on Oct 15, 2006

I am writing this on the NEXENTA alpha 5 "live-cd".

Sound is not detected - though I have 2 soundcards in my machine (soundblaster live! and m-audio).
The network connection is slow as with an old 56k modem, though I have gigabit-ethernet and DSL.

Everything else looks "nice" and promising. What I do not like is GNOME - and that I do not have the slightest idea of SOLARIS - though I used LINUX for sometime and know a bit of that one. °__°

And - btw - the booting process took about 15 minutes (P IV 2.4 1024MB dual channel RAM). O yes, NEXENTA won't boot in "enhanced mode", I had to use "compatible mode" (in BIOS) to get it booting - "enhanced mode" meaning that both PATA+SATA are enabled, so you can use 6 devices, while "compatible mode" is for DOS, Win98 etc. with only 4 devices to use.

What I missed very much was the possibility to configure any hardware that was missed by the booting process, on the desktop or at the command prompt - with some online help, of course.

Hope this tells you something.

netean

netean reviewed v"Elatte" Alpha 4 on Mar 31, 2006

this could be a really interesting project. definately one to watch... my only worry is that it looks like Linux (uses gnome in screenshots), it's effectively *unix* and I don't see much difference between this, linux, *bsd... as they all stem from the same roots. So they may all have the same benefits (question then: how do you decide which one is for you?) but crucially the same (big) flaws (lack of user friendliness etc)

slushdot

slushdot reviewed v"Elatte" Alpha 4 on Mar 30, 2006

I don't know why you'd think the Solaris kernel wasn't stable, it's massively popular in businesses and scientific institutions. If it wasn't stable, they wouldn't touch it.

To me, it looks like this could finally be 'Unix-Done-Right'. Linux has become way too fragmented these days.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed vPre-Alpha 1 on Nov 9, 2005

Shows incredible potential.

But I'm not too sure if using the SunOS kernel is a wise decision. But if it proves stable and fully compatible with Linux programs, I'll give it a 5 in the future.

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