Belenix “is an OpenSolaris Distribution with a Live CD (runs directly off the CD).” Just a couple days ago, Belenix DVD just released, which has NetBeans 5.5 and Glassfish. After downloaded the image off the net and burned onto a DVD, here are my initial observations on one system:
+ It recognizes ATI video chip and works with wide screen. This is pretty cool.
+ ACPI works out-of-box. I am impressed. Ubuntu 6.06 doesn’t work with this box. At least not yet.
– No sound. I can live with that on a development box.
– It can’t recognize the Ethernet out-of-box. That just kills my dream to play with Belenix on this box. Maybe I’ll try it on a slower/older machine.
+ NetBeans runs as advertised. No installation necessary. This is very cool.
I know that most of negative (-) points I made are addressable in OpenSolaris rather than in Belenix. So, I am still impressed at what folks at Belenix did. Keep up the good work.