I got the networking working on yesterday’s Indiana + VirtualBox + Mac install, but not well. I think that driver needs some work, it seems to lock up on big data transfers. Anyhow, just for fun, I brought over a 22-meg 5782×3946 JPG (a slide scan, the first picture here), and opened it up with the Gimp under Indiana under VirtualBox under OS X. And it worked. It sure ain’t as fast as Lightroom, but then nothing is as fast as Lightroom. I pulled out the Levels tool and and blackened the shadows a bit and twiddled the white balance. You could live with it if you had to. That VirtualBox is more than a little OK.

And I have to say, Indiana feels pretty nice too. Unlike any previous Solaris experience, I didn’t have to, you know, think about the infrastructure. The shell worked like I expected. Commands like tar and make and so on worked like I expected. Gnome worked like I expected. Those guys are on the right track.


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February 13, 2008
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