Dude, you're getting Solaris

    I'll start right out by admitting to being a big fan of the Muppets. I love the Muppet Show, although I'm approaching the age where I could do the role of Waldorf or Stadtler, the elder hecklers from the private box. It should come as no surprise that I have seen most of the Muppet movies, including Muppets from Space. In this movie, there are a couple scenes in which a Muppet bear tries to calm his human boss in a secret government agency by suggesting 'baby steps, sir, baby steps'. I like using that line myself to remember that success doesn't have to come fast or in big strides.

    By now you have probably heard that Dell to carry Solaris 10 on PowerEdge servers as noted by CNET, and noted in Jonathan's blog. Based on a CNET News Blog from last year, Dell: No Solaris until it's a standard, looks like Solaris is making progress, at least in Dell's eyes. Not too long ago we announced that IBM is doing the same thing, selling and supporting Solaris on their x86 servers, with another Jonathan blog about it. More progress for Solaris.

    Even more exciting is the availability of a developer preview of Project Indiana, an OpenSolaris binary distribution with the look, feel, and tools of a standard Linux distribution. The best of both worlds, available in a Live CD to test out and provide feedback on as it moves forward. The way I look at it, Solaris is doing as the Muppet bear suggested, and making great progress in manageable 'baby steps'. Or as the young man from the old Dell commercial might say "Dude, you're getting Solaris".
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