Solaris 10 What's New

Desktop Enhancements

The following desktop features and enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 11/06 release.

Default Desktop Session in dtlogin

Starting with this release, when a user logs in to the Solaris Desktop for the first time, Sun Java Desktop System (Java DS) is the default desktop environment instead of the Common Desktop Environment (CDE). Java DS has also become the default environment for users who chose a desktop environment on an earlier Solaris release that is no longer present in this Solaris release, such as OpenWindowsTM or GNOME 2.0.

System administrators can modify the dtlogin configuration to override the default choices by using the defaultDt and fallbackDt resources.

For more information about defaultDt and fallbackDt resources, see the dtlogin(1M) man page.

Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Solaris

The Adobe Flash Player, formerly known as Macromedia Flash Player is the standard for delivering high-impact and rich web content. Designs, animation, and application user interfaces are deployed immediately across all browsers and platforms, attracting and engaging users with a rich web experience.

GNOME-VFS and Nautilus ACL Support

Starting with this release, ACL support has been added to GNOME-VFS and Nautilus. The GNOME file manager now enables the file system access control lists to be accessed and modified. The GNOME-VFS and Nautilus ACL support feature brings an existing file system functionality to the desktop.

Solaris Trusted Extensions Desktops

Labeled security has been extended to the two desktop interfaces in the Solaris 10 11/06 release. Users have access to both Trusted Java Desktop System (Trusted Java DS) and Trusted Common Desktop Environment (Trusted CDE) which include the following features: