What did Santa bring you for Christmas ?
By User12611829-Oracle on Jan 03, 2006
2005 certainly closed with a mad rush of exciting new technology. The UltraSPARC T1 (aka Niagara) processor along with a rational Oracle pricing model. Branded Zones and the Solaris Containers for Linux Applications - one of the most interesting Solaris 10 features, ZFS - the most anticipated of the new Solaris 10 technologies, the release of Xen 3.0, and of course Solaris 10 Update 1 (aka Solaris 10 1/06).
And 2006 is off to a fast start. Solaris Boot Camps, Deep Dives, and Workshops as far as the eye can see. More on that later.
So what did Santa bring you ?
One of the highlights of my bounty was a Losi Mini-LST, the latest in 1/18 scale electric mini-trucks. Losi rocked the R/C world a couple of years ago with the introduction of the Mini-T, and they have done it again with the Mini-LST. While Associated, Duratrax, X-Ray and others have added things like shaft drive and buggy configurations (the Associated RC18B is very cool), Losi opted for a complete redesign. Dual decks, 2 powerful 370 can motors, it really is a Mini LST. A more proper review will be forthcoming, but this is one cool truck!
And on the technology gadget front, I have finally joined the iPod generation. Of course this brings an extreme system administration challenge - where to carve out 60GB of disk space on the Windows side to be able to host the iPod library ? This is going to keep me busy for quite a while. Fortunately I can do all of my content creation on the Solaris side of things, but until there is a Solaris or Linux iTunes, looks like I'll be staring at Windows a bit more than I had expected. This is exactly why I want a Solaris 10 dom0 and a Pacifica based desktop.
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