Some Solaris Stuff
By jimgris on Mar 20, 2005
Here are some Solaris platform news items I tripped over in the last couple of weeks:
- ServerWatch quotes Schwartz -- Enterprise Unix Roundup: Debian Thins the Ranks. They call him: "Jonathan 'Just Being Quotable' Schwartz." Pretty cool. The quote they use is pretty good, too.
- Informationweek talks about how Wall Street started dumping
Linux in 2003 -- Wall
Street Firms Embrace Cutting-Edge IT. Humm. 2003. That would
probably be Solaris 9 or Solaris 8. I wonder how Solaris 10 stacks up?
I wonder how OpenSolaris
will compete when it's ready?
- Silicon.com has a piece that belies the Informationweek article
right above -- Linux
'not secure enough for enterprises. So what is it? Linux is tossing
Solaris out in Informationweek, yet it's not secure enough for
enterprises in Silicon.com. Confusing.
- SearchEnterpriseLinux.com has a poll on Sun's CDDL -- Sun's new open source license. I can't figure out how to vote in this poll, though.
- SearchEnterpriseLinux.com also has some SPARC coverage -- Face-off: SPARC/Solaris vs. Intel/Linux. This is good. With all the buzz on Sun's AMD Opteron boxes and Solaris on x86 in general you don't hear a lot of SPARC talk these days. But I think the UltraSPARC guys are priming some interesting things in the pipeline over there.
- Red Herring has Bruce Parens saying Sun is conflicted about open source -- TechSpin: Google far from Sun. Imagine that.
- US News has a short piece on Bill Joy -- Rejoicing again. I bet Bill knows a thing or two about Solaris, don't you think?
- O'Reilly's OSDir.com has some nice screen shots of JDS -- Sun Java Desktop System, Release 3 Screenshot Tour. Looks pretty nice. I see this every day, though. But in case you don't, take their tour.
- Computer Business Review Online has a short piece on Solaris -- Fujitsu-Siemens
mulling Solaris on Primergy servers. I love the "kill" and "jerked
around" language in the first paragraph (the first paragraph after the
paragraph-long deck, I mean). Funny.