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Getting Started With OpenSolaris 2008.11
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Next Steps After Installation

The following table summarizes the options you have after installation.

Table 4-1 Next Steps



Set up and administer system.

See OpenSolaris System Administration for instructions, including:

  • Set up audio and video

  • Set up printing

  • Using basic commands

  • Introduction to file systems

  • Troubleshooting

Install and update software packages on your system.

See The Package Manager. The Package Manager enables you to install, update, and manage packages on your installed system.

For instructions about installing developer applications, such as the current version of NetBeans,, GlassFish v2 Application Server, and Sun Studio Express 11/08, see the OpenSolaris 2008.11 Developer Environment.

Explore the OpenOffice word processing and spreadsheet applications.

See Getting Started With 2.x.

Explore the new installation features in the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release.

The OpenSolaris 2008.11 release includes the following new installation features and enhanced functionality:

  • The beadm utility includes support for non-global zones.

  • The new automated installer application enables you to install this release on multiple x86 systems.

  • The distribution constructor enables you to build preconfigured, bootable OpenSolarisTM images.

For information about these features, see New Installation Features in OpenSolaris 2008.11.

Set up a web application developer environment.

See the OpenSolaris 2008.11 Developer Environment. See also the Web Stack Getting Started Guide for OpenSolaris 2008.11.

Explore additional developer's documentation.

See the OpenSolaris 2008.11 Memory and Thread Placement and Optimization Developer's Guide. See also the OpenSolaris 2008.11 Programming Interface Guide.

Explore the Sun Studio developer software.

See Getting Started With Sun Studio Software.

Set up and explore NetBeans.

See NetBeans IDE Java Quick Start Tutorial.

Develop Java SE applications in NetBeans IDE 6.0.

See the Introduction to Developing General Java Applications.

Develop a simple device driver.

See Device Driver Tutorial.

Explore DTrace.

Dtrace is a dynamic tracing facility that can display relevant information about kernel or user processes. See OpenSolaris 2008.11 Dynamic Tracing Guide.

Upgrade an installed OpenSolaris release.

See Upgrading An Image.

Explore the OpenSolaris project and community.

The OpenSolaris 2008.11 release was developed as a project of the OpenSolaris community. You can explore this ongoing project. And, you can join the OpenSolaris community as they develop future releases of the OpenSolaris operating system.

See Introduction to Operating Systems: A Hands-On Approach Using the OpenSolaris Project. See also - the OpenSolaris community Web site

Explore additional OpenSolaris documentation.

See any of the following OpenSolaris documentation sites:

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