Small is Beautiful or OpenSolaris for Consumer and Small Business Appliances
By dougm on Mar 04, 2009
This blog will discuss the use of OpenSolaris in small form factor systems. As such, there will be reviews of small systems hardware as we can get our hands on it as well as discussion of applications that seem a very good fit for use with OpenSolaris. NAS will tend to be a primary application focus, but other areas will also be covered. The hardware will likely cover embedded systems, laptops and MID (Mobile Internet Device) of various types. The only criteria is that the hardware is capable of running OpenSolaris and applications will run on OpenSolaris.
The title comes from some talks by Unix pioneers at Bell Labs such as John Mashey.
Granted, OpenSolaris isn't particularly small, but the hardware it runs on can be quite small. It also makes a very nice platform for a number of appliances that are suitable for small business and consumer use.