StormOS Hail Beta

Nexenta Core-based desktop distribution
StormOS is the first desktop distribution based on Nexenta Core Platform which combines the power of the Solaris kernel with the ease of use of Ubuntu. It aims to be a lightweight OS with everything the average user would want out-of-the-box.

Developer comments

The project was started due to my dissatisfaction with OpenSolaris. I found it slow on my netbook, and although it runs great on my desktop I dislike IPS. APT is much nicer.

Main features:

  • Polished Xfce 4 Desktop enviroment
  • Abiword word processor
  • Gnumeric spreadsheet
  • Gimp - GNU Image Manipulation Program
  • Rhythmbox Music Player with support for iPod + iTunes sharing and
  • Ristretto image viewer
  • Fast and customizable Firefox 3 web browser
  • Easy package management with Synaptic Package Manager and gdebi
  • Transmission bittorrent client
  • Evince PDF viewer
  • File-roller archive manager with Thunar integration

last updated on:
June 13th, 2009, 23:16 GMT
developed by:
The StormOS Team
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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