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Exploring with colors (within my limitations) to paint and make our one and only priceless gift "LIFE" as colorful as i can.... I ve kept one deviation from each category displayed in the featured section (the latest exploration). Feel free to browse your choice section !
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I remember it was long back i was test driving OI from a live usb on my laptop. after a long wait, today i decided to go for a clean install on my newly assembled desktop. currently triple booting between windows / elementary and this fresh install of open indiana.

Before install, i ran a test drive after creating a bootable dvd with the march 2015 build "hipster" branch. [read that this is rolling release branch so i chose this. point to mention that hardware device configuration [test] gui is available so all we have to do is check for compatibility. luckily, everything was just identified right, including a usb hub & linksys usb wifi that i use. surprising but yes, i was happy ! [ironically, pcbsd 10.1.2 does not support haswell desktop cpu as of now :(]

install thru the GUI installer was a breeze. as we all do, i learnt on how to add repos [publisher, as the solaris terminology goes], update / upgrade is now in progress. [hence this journal entry !]

the install is on ZFS by default and installation was done smooth. gnome 2 is the default DE.
my first browing thru menu caught my attention towards "time slider" its an amazing gui tool that once enabled, it takes snapshots [we can limit the disk size the snapshots can use & we can delete outdated snapshots in periodic maintenance mode]
the time slider sits as an icon on nautilus and it displays time of backups et all, we have a slider to scroll back and forth, chose a particular point or delete / create snapshots... it was nice to see this option on an opensuource distro thats not so popular as its linux or freebsd cousins!

the base system felt solid, and many day to day activities can be done [though many apps may seem out dated in comparision to linux versions]

i should say its worth giving a shot and i am sure [if your hardware is detected], its worth a try ! for stable versions, its better to stick to stable builds :) thats all for now folks... thanks for reading ! hope some one will test drive and post feedback ! O I does look to be evolving into a wonderful complete OS ! for desktop & servers [here is where ZFS wins !]
:) :) Personal Computer 

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ilnanny Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the points :D
rvc-2011 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure maestro :)
Topas2012 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi my friend:) how ae you?
Many thanks for the points and al the support :) have a great weekend;)
rvc-2011 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no thanks between buddy... :)
my pleasure champ :) just a teeny weeny bit from my side :)
darquiel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Happy B-Day!
rvc-2011 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you champ... almost my next b day is nearing ! so much time has passed ! thanks a ton
GLO-HE Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
happy birthday my friend :iconheartforyoupls:      
have a nice day todayfella's Gobbler (Party) 
rvc-2011 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah... gloria, so sweet ! i am sorry i was off my comp for all these months... i know time has flown but i ll b back !
GLO-HE Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
was my pleasure a:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) Hug 
rvc-2011 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that was sweet gloria....:)
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