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1. T5120 First Impressions -- Sparks and White Noise, 12/20
Octave Oregon posts around the holidays boasting about the T5120 that is now set up in his home office. He explains that it came pre-loaded with Solaris 10 Update 4, JES, and teh LDM 1.0.1 software. He points out that the sound of the machine powering on is "like a jet getting ready to launch off an air-craft carrier."

2. A Peek under the Hood of the T5120 -- Sparks and White Noise, 12/20
In this blog, Octave Oregon explains several pictures that he has taken of the T5120. Some features that he likes best are the new look and the latch mechanism. He also explains that the machine offers a panel that allows you to access the fan modules without having to take apart the server. This blog by Oregon was very detailed and any reader who reads this blog can immediately sense his excitement.

3. Building 32-bit openssl libraries with the Sun C compiler -- Blog O' Matty, 12/30
Matty shares his experience while installing OpenSSL 0.9.8g on one of his servers. He noticed that 64-bit libraries are produced by default but to build 32-bit shared libraries he had run Configure with the "shared" and "solaris-x86-cc" otions.

4. More articles.. -- Sparks and White Noise, 12/28
Octave Oregon writes about how he will be writing his fourth and final article for ;login; on LDoms. He explains that he had massive amounts of material and sued Solaris 10 and Solaris Express on the T5120 for his tests and examples in his articles. He also concludes that these articles would not have been possible without the wonderful machine (the T5120).

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