New Adventures in illumos: (Just Like) Starting Over

James Deagle
4 min readNov 13, 2021
The OpenIndiana Hipster desktop, circa November 2021.

It feels like an eternity since I last ran illumos on bare metal.

One way or another, my previous two laptops simply didn’t cut it — one was a Dell Inspiron (now deceased) with a wifi card that was unsupported by illumos, while the other is an older Compaq that chokes on newer implementations of ZFS. I eventually found a USB wifi…

James Deagle

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