Tribblix m24 available


Xmas came early this year! My favourite illumos distribution Tribblix hit milestone m24 last Saturday, and the images are available for download.

From the about page:

Tribblix is an operating system distribution derived from OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana, and illumos, with a retro style and modern components. The base kernel and commands are from illumos, with a few components currently repackaged from OpenIndiana (mostly X11, some other oddments); pretty much everything else has been rebuilt from scratch.

SunOS was my first commercial UNIX, and part of the reason I love using FreeBSD now is owing to its tooling and design that have been influenced from the Solaris world. I have yet to use Tribblix in production anywhere, but I keep it around in a VM for tinkering. It’s excellent.

Thanks to Michael Dexter for recommending it at AsiaBSDCon 2018 :).

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