Thursday Nov 26, 2009

Toshiba Ships OpenSolaris on the Mini

Toshiba now ships OpenSolaris on the mini NB200 (Intel Atom), which goes right along with OpenSolaris on the Portégé R600 and the Tecra M10. I have the M10. I hope to get light and thin with the mini soon (it's less than 3 pounds and under an inch thick so it fits right in your shirt pocket). This is really great news. OpenSolaris is getting more popular on these Netbooks, so the opportunity can only be huge. But I've been so busy lately, I totally missed this announcement. Right now Toshiba ships the OpenSolaris laptops to the US and the UK. When will they go global?

Thursday Apr 02, 2009

Toshiba's New OpenSolaris Laptops Shipping

The new Toshiba laptops are shipping with OpenSolaris 2008.11. Buy now.

Tuesday Mar 24, 2009

OpenSolaris on the Toshiba Tecra M10

Here`s OpenSolaris on my new Toshiba Tecra M10. Shhhhh. She`s sleeping.

OpenSolaris Sleeping on a Tecra

Thursday Jan 08, 2009

OpenSolaris at CES

Nice to see OpenSolaris showing up in Toshiba press releases at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- Toshiba Integrates New Technology into Business Laptops and Announces New LED Projector on Display at CES 2009. Who would have thought, eh?

Tuesday Dec 23, 2008

Take Small Steps Very Seriously

Toshiba Adds OpenSolaris To Its Notebook Lineup: "OpenSolaris may not be unseating Linux any time soon, but file this one under the "small steps" category: Toshiba's apparently working with Sun to offer OpSol as a preload on '09 laptops ... [i]t's a sign that someone is taking Sun at least halfway seriously as a software shop." -- Serdar Yegulalp, InformationWeek

And small steps can make a very big difference. Ask Toyota. I think we are all pretty psyched about Toshiba shipping our stuff on their laptops. All projects are a series of steps. We ported Solaris 10 to x86/x64. We opened the code. We are opening infrastructure and building community. Then some companies showed up. Some distributions formed. Universities began teaching. Developers began contributing. User groups are still growing. And now laptops will ship. I missed a few steps in there but you get the point. One step at a time.

Saturday Dec 20, 2008

More OpenSolaris on Toshiba

Toshiba To OEM Laptops With OpenSolaris: "Slowly but surely, major laptop vendors are taking to the idea of shipping systems with pre-loaded open source operating systems. The latest case in point is Toshiba -- one of the longest-standing players in the market for portable computers -- and its new plan to pre-install Sun Microsystems' OpenSolaris on its laptops." -- Slashdot

15 more articles tagged opensolaris-toshiba on delicious here. They all say basically the same thing, but still, this good news is getting out there. Hopefully, we'll get more details in early 2009 and we can start buying these things. Toshiba on my blog here.

Wednesday Dec 10, 2008

OpenSolaris on Toshiba Laptops

Lots of news out today about the launch of OpenSolaris 2008.11. Very cool. Congratulations to everyone involved. But my favorite bit of news is that Toshiba will ship OpenSolaris laptops. Just in time, too. I need a new laptop.

Thursday Oct 23, 2008

Toshiba Visit

I was at Toshiba yesterday with some guys from Europe and the US. When execs and product teams come over to Japan sometimes I tag along. Good day. Great dinner. Fantastic meeting the Toshiba team. 

Toshiba

Jim Grisanzio, Todd Tornga, Bill Nesheim, Dan Roberts, Chris Armes. Photo courtesy Bill Nesheim.
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