OpenIndiana is a continuation of the OpenSolaris operating system. It was conceived during the period of uncertainty following the Oracle takeover of Sun Microsystems, after several months passed with no binary updates made available to the public. The formation proved timely, as Oracle discontinued OpenSolaris soon after in favour of Solaris 11 Express, a binary distribution with a more closed development model to debut later this year.
OpenIndiana is part of the Illumos Foundation, and provides a true open source community alternative to Solaris 11 and Solaris 11 Express, with an open development model and full community participation.
Bordeaux now runs on OpenIndiana :
The Bordeaux Technology Group will in the near future have a stable 2.0.8 release of Bordeaux for OpenIndiana. With the pending release users of OpenIndiana will have the ability to easily install and run many of today's popular Windows based applications and games on their operating system of choice.
At this time their is still a OpenSolaris 2.0.2 build at the Bordeaux Store, if you would like to help support Bordeaux on OpenIndiana you can purchase the OpenSolaris release at this time and get the OpenIndiana release once all testing is complete. You will also be entitled to receive future updates for the next six months.
If over the next month we sell 50 or more licences for the future OpenIndiana release we will give OpenIndiana priority and release Bordeaux 3.0 for OpenIndiana first in our next release schedule.
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If you need to run Windows Applications or Games on OpenIndiana we invite you to purchase a pre release licence at this time. The cost of Bordeaux for OpenIndiana is only $25.00 and it comes with six months of support and upgrades. At this time you will have to purchase a OpenSolaris licence, If you have OpenSolaris 2009.06 you can use Bordeaux on it and then when the OpenIndiana release ships you can then download the newest release.
We hope to have our first Bordeaux for OpenIndiana release within the next month. Your support is welcome and needed to make this happen...