On the Road with OpenSolaris

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.

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About USB support for Solaris/OpenSolaris into VirtualBox there is a pool into VirtualBox site, I hope to see positive votes growing, and the VirtualBox crew implementing that function!!!

The poll is here: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=8641

Posted by Luca Morettoni on October 28, 2008 at 09:46 PM EDT #

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