OpenSolaris Bible

I've just finished reading The OpenSolaris Bible. At just over 1,000 pages it's very fortunate that I had a couple of plane journeys during which to read it. The book is six parts:

  1. Introduction to OpenSolaris
  2. Using OpenSolaris
  3. Files ystems, networking, and security
  4. Reliability, availability, and serviceability
  5. Virtualisation
  6. Developing and deploying on OpenSolaris

At its core the book is about using OpenSolaris. It has sections on developing and packaging applications for OpenSolaris, but these are brief in comparison to the rest of the content. There's a lot of content on things like setting up Zones, or configuring ZFS file systems. All of it really useful to have around as a reference. There were also some really nice tidbits of information sprinkled through the book (such as the reason for ypinit), which livened up the text.

Anyway, it's definitely something I'm glad to give shelf space to.

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Darryl Gove is a senior engineer in the Solaris Studio team, working on optimising applications and benchmarks for current and future processors. He is also the author of the books:
Multicore Application Programming
Solaris Application Programming
The Developer's Edge

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