Øivind Hoel oivind.hoel at
Wed Mar 22 14:05:06 GMT 2006

Nexenta is very much a work in progress, and based on my limited tests
of it, it's certainly not ready for mainstream adoption like the
various ubuntu flavours. I like the idea, and will probably test it
countless more times than I have, but as it has screwed up my laptop
multiple times in the past (possibly and really most likely due to
user-error), I can't see how we could possibly advertise it as an
ubuntu flavour proper.

Just my thoughts, anyway...

On 3/22/06, Sasha Tsykin <stsykin at> wrote:
> Is there some reason why Nexenta is not integrated into Ubuntu as a
> sister distribution like Kubuntu and Xubuntu? If it used the same
> repositories, servers, etc. it would be much simpler to try it out, and
> it would make it easier for the developers too without inconveniencing
> those who develop Ubuntu and its current sister operating systems. The
> argument could be made that it uses a different kernel altogether, but
> it has proved to be no particular issue to have multiple kernels already
> in the same repositories so far, and multiple architectures for almost
> every other package.
> The other possible argument would be that Ubuntu is Linux, but I see no
> reason for Ubuntu sister operating systems to always be based on Linux,
> given that they are not all based on Gnome. It would raise the profile
> of Nexenta at no cost to Ubuntu if Nexenta packages were to be included
> in the repositories.
> Sasha
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