By John Clingan on Apr 21, 2007
While others describe Ubuntu on Parallels on Mac, that simply doesn't work for me. I run Solaris on X86 (Nevada build 60 on a Tecra M2 to be precise). Thanks to Qemu for Solaris, I can test it out. During the Glassfish install & run I took a couple of screen snapshots. The image on the right shows Glassfish in the Synaptic package manager. The brown-ish square is Ubuntu running on Qemu. The image below shows Firefox on Ubuntu displaying the Glassfish console. The browser in the background and the task bar at the bottom are both running on Solaris. You may be asking why the display shows the Sun Java System Application Server. As posted at The Aquarium, The Sun Java System Application Server is Sun's name for our distribution of Glassfish. The only difference between the two is the installer.
So you may be asking yourself, why the heck run Glassfish on Ubuntu on Qemu on Solaris on X86 when it runs just fine directly on Solaris on X86? One answer is "because I can". Another is that it makes an interesting blog post - or at least I think it does Most importantly, it lets me stay on top of the Glassfish user experience on the most popular desktop Linux distribution. The overall experience was simple and uneventful, which is just the way I like my installs to go.