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Solaris on Mac/Parallels in no time...

Posted by ludo on June 20, 2007 at 9:36 PM PDT

Bonjour, comment Java?

What is the fastest way to install the latest Solaris on a Mac/Intel?
If you have parallels installed, then get an image of Solaris Express
Developer Edition at href="">

Assuming you have a correct internet connexion to download the image
(in 4 compressed files and an easy to use script to automatize the
installation), you'll be able to run the Solaris image is less than 30
minutes... Not bad for installing a kick ass System that contains:

  • Early release version of Solaris 11.
  • Sun Studio 11: compilers, tools, and IDE for C, C++, and
  • NetBeans IDE 5.5 and NetBeans IDE Enterprise Pack 5.5
  • GlassFish V1 (aka Sun App Server 9)
  • Java Platform Standard Edition 6: for developing and
    deploying Java applications.
  • StarOffice 8: OpenOffice-based productivity suite provides
    word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing capabilities.
  • Firefox
  • ThunderBird
  • ... (imagine the combined time it would take to install
    separately all these products)

...and an intedmenu utility that:

  • is on the desktop (whao: click and run, no typing)
  • and works: I selected DHCP and was on the net writing this

...and a changeable screen resolution that works (initial screen
resolution is 1280x800, with multiple resolutions available: 1440x1024,
1280x800, 1024x768, 800x600).

Cool, really,


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