Virtualization \^2

Have you ever wanted to try a Solaris feature using your non-Solaris desktop or laptop? Now you can! Jeff Savit shows us a method to use the OpenSolaris LiveCD to run OpenSolaris right off the CD - without modifying your existing system - even if your computer usually runs MacOS, Windows, or Linux. His example demonstrates the creation of Solaris Containers on that system. They are very temporary Conatainers - they only last until that particular LiveCD session is halted - but they are full-featured, enabling you to apply resource controls, access the network, mount other file systems, etc.

(The other) Jeff explains it all very well, but I'll emphasize that you can just follow his lead, or you can boot your computer directly from the OpenSolaris LiveCD, use OpenSolaris for a little while, and then re-boot back into your 'normal' operating system. VirtualBox is wonderful technology, but is not necessary to temporarily run OpenSolaris.

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