The Nexenta development team has released Nexenta Core Platform 1.0, a free and open source operating system combining the OpenSolaris kernel with GNU application userland. NexentaCore includes complete OpenSolaris kernel and runtime, along with Debian and GNU toolchains. NexentaCore will serve as a stable platform for future Nexenta development.
Nexenta Operating System is a free and open source operating system combining the OpenSolaris kernel with GNU application userland.
Nexenta Operating System runs on Intel/AMD 32/64bit hardware and is distributed as a single installable CD. NexentaCore is a minimal (core) foundation that can be used to quickly build servers, desktops, and custom distributions tailored for specialized applications. The latest and previous NexentaCore releases are available at Nexenta.
With the power of Debian tools behind it, NexentaCore could be customized for any vertical application or distribution: KDE, GNOME, XFCE centric Desktops, LAMP servers, Xen Dom0 ZFS-powered servers, and more. Unlike NexentaOS desktop distribution, NexentaCore does not aim to provide a complete desktop. The overriding objective for NexentaCore is - stable foundation.
Here's the difference NexentaCore from other OpenSolaris distributions:
- Provides Debian environment
- Provides Ubuntu/Dapper APT software repository
- Software optimized for server usage
- Single CD, Easy to Install, Easy to Use and Deploy
- Simplified software upgrades via Debian tools
- Community-built, strong non-Sun centric community support
- Wider range of HW support in some areas (e.g. Networking)
- ZFS-bootable with transactional upgrades integrated
- Small memory requirements - 256MB
You can download Nexenta at Here.