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OpenSolaris 2009.06 Desktop
The OpenSolaris June 2009 release is a major improvement over previous OpenSolaris builds. The new release includes SPARC support, network virtualization, improved Windows CIFS compatibility, “Time Slider” desktop snapshots, integrated multimedia codec support and media center, an improved package manager and broader hardware support.
OpenSolaris 2009.06 Multimedia
The Totem video player included with OpenSolaris has auto-install capability for Fluendo licensed media codecs.
OpenSolaris 2009.06 Codecs
The Fluendo codecs are fully legal, but require purchasing to enable the support on OpenSolaris.
OpenSolaris 2009.06 VirtualBox
VirtualBox 2.2.4 for Solaris x86 supports hosting Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 VMs, as well as any number of Linux distributions. Full sound support and 3D acceleration is also supported.
OpenSolaris 2009.06 Flash 10
Flash 10 playback is smooth and fully functional, but the plugin requires manual installation to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
OpenSolaris 2009.06 Hulu
Even Hulu works perfectly.
OpenSolaris 2009.06 Package Manager
The improved Package Manager provides an easy to use GUI for adding in additional software, such as OpenOffice 3.0
OpenSolaris 2009.06 OpenOffice 3
OpenOffice 3.0 on Solaris.
OpenSolaris 2009.06 Desktop Experience
OpenSolaris includes the Evolution mail client, the Pidgin Instant Messenger as well as fully enabled Microsoft SMB networking out of the box.