Belenix Belenix is an OpenSolaris distribution put together by developers in Bangalore, India, and led by Sun employee Moinak Ghosh. Belenix is a LiveCD-based distribution with aspirations of becoming a more complete distribution for regular installation on hard drives. We tried out the Belenix 0.5 LiveCD in a VMware virtual machine with 1GB of RAM. At boot-up, the system offered to fire up either an Xfce desktop environment or KDE (K Desktop Environment). KDE for Belenix, which will be familiar to anyone who has used KDE, comes with a full range of desktop-type applications and helpfully contains links to various getting-started resources, such as a guide to Solaris DTrace feature.Next Page: Schillix.
The Belenix project page at www.belenix.org contains decent documentation and some good general OpenSolaris information. We were interested to read that the projects long-term road map includes plans for Belenix to become a Gentoo-alternate platform. This would make Gentoos large software catalog available to Belenix. For now, once installed on a hard drive, Belenix supports installation of Solaris packages and software installation via NetBSDs Packages Collection, or pkgsrc, tool.