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Community

Once again the FUD around Solaris and OpenSolaris fate started to spread after Dana Blankenhorn misunderstood the licensing terms and used a eye catching and visitor increasing title, Oracle taking back OpenSolaris, for his blog entry. Well, from this article we can get that even the veteran writers can get things wrong and spread incorrect news :-) Folks, Solairs is one of the biggest Sun assets...
on Apr 1, 2010

EJB

Modularity is the essential design and implementation consideration which every software architects and designers should have in mind to get an easy to develop, maintain and extend software. GlassFish is an application server which highly benefits from a modularity system to provide different level of functionalities for different deployment and case studies. GlassFish fully supports Java EE...
on Mar 15, 2010

OpenSolaris

I've been trying to install OpenSolaris since 2006, with no luck. At that time, probably, there were some blocking bugs of the installer when working in a MacBook Pro; furthermore network drivers were only available for 64 bits (and I only got a first generation MacBook Pro). About one year ago I bought a 64-bit MacBook Pro and probably the bugs had been fixed by that time, but I filled my 500GiB...
on Dec 19, 2009
Everyone is start to getting exciting about upcoming FISL (the Free Software International Forum), which it's the 10th edition and promises alot of surprises. Last year we had 6.000 attendees and plenty of technical talks coming from several International speakers from all corners of the world. In a meantime, OpenSolaris User Group (aka OSUG) from Porto Alegre, is putting together a...
on Jul 7, 2009
Getting closer to FISL (Free Software International Forum), the OpenSolaris User Group from Porto Alegre, OSUG POA put together a small event at UNISINOS, one of the best known Universities in Sao Leopoldo (aprox. 30 min from Porto Alegre). This is a private University and some of students work during the day and attend classes during the evening. The professors offer Operating System and...
on Jul 3, 2009
Interested in exploring the capabilities of the OpenSolaris OS? A Sun Learning Services beta program makes it really easy: You can run the OS from a browser—with no downloads or installations, for one hour at a time. Brian Leonard's June 18 posting on the OpenSolaris group blog, The Observatory, has the details, complete with screen shots and important tidbits of information from the launch...
on Jun 25, 2009
Have a look at the transcript of the May 28 OpenSolaris live chat, at which several senior OpenSolaris folks answered questions posted by the attendees. Among the questions are— What's the future of Solaris 10? How will OpenSolaris and Solaris coexist in the future? Can I install OpenSolaris without Gnome? What are the virtualization options for OpenSolaris? What is Virtual Wire? Can I...
on Jun 10, 2009
In a recent posting, Sun's Ian Murdock shares his take on how operating systems affect application developers' day-to-day tasks. In the case of OpenSolaris, developers would surely welcome the opportunity to take advantage of outstanding capabilities like DTrace and ZFS if they are integrated into the tools for developing applications? OpenSolaris has won many positive reviews since its inception...
on May 19, 2009
The OpenSolaris Information Resources wiki well deserves a shout-out. Three major sections at the top link to information for three different audiences: users, system administrators, and developers. You can then drill down and access a valuable pool of references—tips and tricks, tutorials, task lists, forums. Remember that the site is a wiki, hence open to contributions. Just follow the...
on Apr 29, 2009
A March article on Sun Developer Network, Managing Boot Environments With OpenSolaris Package Manager, tells you how to manipulate BEs in the OpenSolaris OS. That is, efficiently and safely install, update, or delete software.The article starts with an illustration of an example BE, followed by the steps to create and delete BEs, also to change the default BE. The tools involved are Package...
on Apr 11, 2009

Business

I can't comment on the Oracle-Sun acquisition but I'd like to direct your attention to the first-page ad in todays Wall Street Journal. I don't think anyone should be doubting Oracles commitment. Personally, I'm looking forward to what's to come. Cheers, -- Terrence Reminder: If you haven't done so yet, please update your blog reader to my new blog URL
on Sep 10, 2009