On the Road with OpenSolaris
By Bill Rushmore III on Oct 27, 2008
Last week I spent a week in Menlo Park California for team meetings. During this trip I brought along my laptop the runs OpenSolaris and only OpenSolaris. I am pretty happy with OpenSolaris as a mobile operating system. Not long ago this would not be the case because if you wanted to run Solaris on a moblie machine you needed a big budget Tadpole.
Only two things were an issue for me. The NWAM (Network Auto Magic) had some issues when I was switching to a new wireless network (which is something I was doing all the time). But it was easy to fix by restarting the service. The second problem I ran into was that I was not able to update the Podcasts on my iPod yet. I know this can be done with things like GTKPod but I just never got around to trying to get it to work. So that's a minor temporary complaint. I still use iTunes for my iPod. When VirtualBox on OpenSolaris gets USB support that will also take care of this issue.